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Salon: Cuba Libre!

Oct 30, 2006, 22:45 (3 Talkback[s])

"The average yearly salary of a Cuban information technology professional is $180. Microsoft Windows XP Professional retails on Amazon.com for $269. That fact alone would be reason enough for free and open-source software programs to be a sensible solution to Cuba's IT needs. Then there's the additional niggling little problem that the U.S. trade embargo makes it illegal to export Microsoft products to Cuba. It's a slam dunk no brainer! Microsoft's Jim Allchin once trashed open-source software as un-American. So how do you say 'bring it on!' in Spanish...?"

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