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11.06.09

Is Microsoft Planning a Coup in Brazil?

Posted in America, GNU/Linux, Microsoft at 6:06 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Microsoft chooses to host teachers’ conference in the country whose schools are most hostile towards Windows

A COUPLE of months ago we wrote about Microsoft's "teachers" campaign, which curiously enough it took to Brazil. eWeek Europe has just published an update on that.

Amid calls from local authorities to use open source software and cut costs, Microsoft is holding a teachers’ conference in Brazil

There is more beneath the surface (see EDGI for instance). We wrote about this before as the location is not arbitrary. It must be part of the attempt to operate like a totalitarian regime and shoot down anything that may resemble a threat to Windows monoculture; in this case, Brazil is raising its next generation to be technologically independent owing to Free software, GNU/Linux included. They intend to put all 52,000,000 students on Debian GNU/Linux with KDE and Microsoft just can't let this be. Microsoft would love to paint this as a Red Threat.

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Steve Ballmer

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