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Reforma.com: Mexico City Government will avoid buying Windows

Mar 12, 2001, 19:12 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Erik Alvarez for this link. ]

And thanks to LinuxToday reader Alastor for providing the translation of the first few paragraphs. -mph

"The Technical Coordinator of city administration, Jose Barberan, said that a new system will be used in the new database needed for the renovation of license plates that will begin by Q3 this year."

"Cd de Mexico, Mexico.-(12/marzo/2001). The IT revolution which seed was sowed by a young Finnish programmer, Linus Torvalds, arrived at the Distrito Federal Government."

"The means: using Linux in every area of capital administration, an open, free operating system created by Torvalds in 1991 and which is becoming more and more known worldwide."

"The goal: to save tens of millions of pesos in service payments for commercial programs ( like Windows ) and use that funds to promote the programs against poverty and margination that the Chief of Government, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has started."

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