__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Tuesday 01 August 2006 03:11 \__
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> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Four countries order 4 million Linux-powered OLPC lapto
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>>| A spokesperson for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program reported July
>>| 31 that the countries of Nigeria, Brazil, Argentina, and Thailand have
>>| each tendered orders for 1 million Linux laptops through the U.S.
>>| -based program.
> Umm, this is hugely significant, if it plays out as expected.
Yes, it is! We should all be pleased to see such mass-adoption of FOSS. The
children will grow up using computers whose roots are not tied to the
financial factsheets of a selfish monopoly. It's a significant milestone
that will serve as precedent to more governments worldwide.
GNU/Linux is beautiful. < http://youtube.com/watch?v=lawkc3jH3ws >
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