Reuters/ZDNet: In Brazil, Microsoft Decries Linux Use
Jun 04, 2004, 15:00 (33 Talkback[s])
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"The president of Microsoft's Brazil unit, Emilio Umeoka, said
that ideology led the country's government astray when it decided
to adopt Linux's free software in public-sector computers.
"'If the country closes itself off again--as it did when it
protected its information technology, 10 years from now we will
wake up and be dominant in something insignificant,' Umeoka told
Reuters in an interview Wednesday. 'My boss once said, 'Irrelevance
is the beginning of the end...'"