Is it likely?

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by vasa1, Apr 15, 2012.

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  1. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    One comment there mentions as an example that Brazil has deployed >500,000 Linux computers for their schools in 2008-2010. True - but the funny thing is that this rollout is based on Kubuntu!

    Now, what Ubuntu flavour Canonical isn't going to sponsor anymore? Ahhh - right: It's Kubuntu o_O:Do_O
     
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    Hmm... the way I read it, "including the world's largest, a 500,000 seat deployment in Brazil." indicates the seats in the schools, not the number of Linux computers.

    Also of note is this sad part a little later on: "Yet despite those mandates, he said, Microsoft Windows often ends up ultimately getting deployed instead. There are many reasons why, including lobbying efforts, entrenched players, politics, and money. But the troubling part is that the open source community has no response to these gambits, even when they are based entirely on FUD and distortion." And evidence of such activity is not hard to find all around us.

    Also, it appears MS isn't totally aware of everything! In a comment here, Effenberg0x0 remarked about the efforts of testers who report over at ubuntuforums.org. MS' response indicated that he wasn't aware of that.
     
  4. tlu

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    Well, the LWN.net article says:

    And Jonathan Riddell adds:

     
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