"The Linux rush is on--and headed to Latin America, where one
local company intends to seize the opportunity to give their
favorite Open Source operating system (OS) a big lead in the
emerging business computing and IT markets...."
"BCM anticipates great things for Linux's expansion in the
region. "Concerning Linux, BCM considers this OS to be a major
industry trend and a viable alternative for our Latin markets,"
Barousse said. "It's a low-cost solution, extremely reliable,
scalable and totally customizable to customer or regional
"Based on this expectation, BCM intends to give Linux a head
start in this new marketplace. "Mexico and Latin America are
emerging markets for the majority of the hardware and the
application software companies, since the markets are quite new,"
Barousse said. "It is an excellent opportunity for Linux to get
into the mainstream and become the number one option for local
"That head start, coupled with Open Source's flexibility, gives
Linux a big advantage, Barousse explained. "Due to the nature of
Open Source technology, it is incredibly adequate for local
engineers, scientists and research groups to adopt and further
develop the technology and adapt it for local needs," he said,
allowing Linux to "provide even better solutions, extending the
market far quicker than proprietary solutions can."
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