Oil for PCs Running GNU/Linux in Venezuela

More than a million PCs running GNU/Linux are planned by Venezuela in a deal involving oil with Portugal. Venezuela will establish a plant for production of PCs as well.

see this report

The project also involves books and uniforms for schools. Having made IT budgets for schools here, I expect they will find the money normally spent on licences from M$ will be better spent this way. The cost of a thick client for that other OS is something like $300 for the hardware on the client, $100 for that other OS, $100 for Office, $60 for server hardware and $60 for server licence and CAL per client, about double the price of a client using GNU/Linux. If you compare discounted prices and using GNU/Linux thin clients the ratio is still good. You can buy twice as much if you don’t deal with M$ and its partners. Don’t be fooled with 50% discounts. You get a 100% discount with Free Software.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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