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AP/News.com.au: Brazil Looks to Linux

Nov 17, 2003, 14:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alan Clendenning)

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"If he is to make good on his promise to improve life for the tens of millions of Brazilians who live in dire poverty, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva knows that one key challenge is to bridge a massive technology gap.

"And if that means shunning Microsoft software in South America's largest country, then so be it.

"Silva's top technology officer wants to transform the land of samba and Carnival into a tech-savvy nation where everyone from schoolchildren to government bureaucrats uses open-source software instead of costly Windows products..."

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