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Re: [News] KDE Developers Strut Their Code

Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
> High Plains Thumper belched:
>> DFS wrote:
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> Deploying KDE to 52 million young people
>>>>> By the end of next year (2009) those numbers will have
>>>>> swelled to 53,000 labs serving some 52,000,000
>>>>> students.
>>>> http://aseigo.blogspot.com/2008/04/deploying-kde-to-52-million-young.html
>>> Each Linux install magically multiplies by 1000!  It's the
>>> miracle OS!
>>> Rex Ballard: "Linux has the potential to double the
>>> world's global output every 2 years for 10 years."
>>> Ruben Safir:  Linux can "help assure the survival all of 
>>> mankind as a free, informed and tolerant civilization."
>> http://piacentini.livejournal.com/7871.html
>> [quote] As this first slide shows, until the end of this
>> year there will be already 29,000 labs deployed, serving
>> approximately 36 million students. This number grows to more
>> than 53,000 by the end of 2009, and at that time 52 million
>> students will have access to them. You can also see in the
>> slide a solution that is being developed for classrooms: a
>> single hardware unit with integrated projector, cpu, bundled
>> content and DVD player. With it, digital content will no
>> longer be restricted to the info lab, and will be usable by
>> teachers in the traditional classrooms as well. [/quote]
> Note that Brazil had a very high "OSS Legislative Score" on
> Microsoft's 2003 "Linux Heat Map"  :-D

It was probably a consideration for roughly a quarter billion in
US dollar loss for not using Microsoft server and client
licenses, not to include annual losses and upgrade licensing
costs during the cash cow life cycle.

However, it was roughly a quarter billion in US dollar gain for
the Brasilian government, to be able to afford to build such an
impressive infrastructure to serve the student population.
Otherwise, they would have had to scale back and serve less students.

Quando omni flunkus moritati
(If all else fails, play dead)
- "Red" Green

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