Summary: Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates and Microsoft have apparently tightened their relationship as Portugal’s GNU/Linux is being “phased out”
TONY Manco has called attention to this report from Portugal. Translated to English (automatically) it states that: “Reports that the CM had access rocking the way it was made technological reform in the ministry, initially based on the Linux operating system, chosen by ITIJ in 2005.
“At that time, put forward the reform and created a product called ‘Linius’, based on a draft release of Linux in English known as Caixa Mágica. This project, however, now being phased out when the Government of Socrates began to enter into agreements with Microsoft in 2007.”
Caixa Mágica abandoned OpenSUSE two years ago and the government’s intimate relationship with Microsoft can be seen in this post (Jose Socrates and Steve Ballmer joining forces when Gates is not around), as well as some of the posts below. Portugal could take a lesson from Brazil, its former colony. █
- Silverlight/Microsoft Required for Public Procurement in Portugal
- Open Letter to the Portuguese Ministry of Education
- Microsoft’s Magalhães Laptops Scam and OOXML Scandals in Portugal Associated with Fraud?
- Microsoft CEO Might Try to Shoot Down Portugal’s Open Standards Bill
- The Games Microsoft Plays in Portugal to Fight Free Software
- Eye on Microsoft: Portugal Visit, Regrets, and Vista Lies
- Portugal Stands Up Against Microsoft Corruption
- Government of Portugal Ignores Procurement Rules and Gives Taxpayers’ Money to Microsoft
- Russia Continues Migration to GNU/Linux in Government, Microsoft Creates New Prevention Measures