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Opinion: Time for the Gates Foundation to embrace Linux

Jan 24, 2009, 20:01 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Shapiro)

"For the past 10 years the Gates Foundation has expanded access to technology by delivering Windows computers to public libraries. Wouldn't it be cool for the next 10 years for the Gates Foundation to deliver new Ubuntu systems for public access use at these same libraries?

"Seeing is believing, and the more people see Linux, the more they will believe in it. Some might claim that by embracing Linux the Gates Foundation might be hurting sales of Windows. The Gates Foundation's mission is not to protect or expand Windows' franchise, though. It's mission is to expand access to education and health. I can think of no better tool for that than Linux."

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