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Brazil’s “Computers for All” Initiative

Brazil has launched a program to cut taxes and provide low-cost government financing so that less wealthy people can purchase their first computers, and each one will have FOSS software (Linux + its desktop application stack) pre-installed. KDE News reports that up to 500,000 computers are expected to be sold through this program in the next 4 to 6 months!

Seems like a good way for the government to stimulate private sector investment in an area it deems important (both for national sovereignty from large corporate powers and as an IT-based economic equalizer within the country).

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