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Open Source Continues to Thrive in Brazil and South Africa

The BBC reports on Brazil’s further progress toward open source software adoption in governmental bodies. The Ministry for Cities has already migrated to Linux, while other ministries and state-run enterprises are quickly following. “Overall, the government reckons it could save around $120m a year by switching from Windows to open-source alternatives.” That money can have a big impact on improving the lives of Brazilians.

Meanwhile, Tectonic reports on similar happenings in South Africa. “Volunteers of the Schools Linux User Group (SLUG) will this weekend roll out the 100th Linux-based school laboratory at the Hidayatul Islam Primary School in the Western Cape. Slug, backed by The Shuttleworth Foundation, installs low-cost refurbished PC networks in schools around the Western Cape using Linux thin-client technology.”

Congratulations and continued success to both efforts!

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