"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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