By the end of this year 29,000 labs serving some 32,000,000 students will be fully deployed and in active use.
By the end of next year (2009) those numbers will have swelled to 53,000 labs serving some 52,000,000 students.
Savour it. It doesn’t happen every day. Brazil recently decided to migrate half a million voting machines from Windows CE to GNU/Linux, but this one is two orders of magnitude (100 times) more exciting, assuming all goes as planned. Russian regions go through a similar phase and Japan considered moving all schools to GNU/Linux just over a year ago. █