Hear that? It’s happening. One after another national governments are recommending FLOSS for IT.“China’s Ministry of Industry and Information of Technology (MIIT) urged Windows XP users in China to switch to domestically made computer operating systems, China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Saturday.” Wintel’s mindshare is vanishing like the morning dew.
Countries that have made a move towards FLOSS and GNU/Linux are many. This is happening whether or not sycophants of M$ say GNU/Linux won’t work. This is happening because GNU/Linux works for real people doing real things. The difference is that M$ doesn’t get to bundle its OS with everything and there are alternatives to Intel. Further, the world is sick and tired of the weakness of that other OS.
|Brazil||moved government to GNU/Linux (2005), taxed imports to stimulate local production|
|Russia||Putin signed order to migrate the government by 2015|
|India||Moved schools and governments to GNU/Linux over a period of years|
|China||recommend migrating from XP to GNU/Linux (2014)|
|Ethiopia||Wide use of GNU/Linux in schools|
|Germany||Coalition government includes policy to prefer FLOSS (2013)|
|France, Spain, and Italy||prefer FLOSS (2013)|
|Uruguay||using GNU/Linux in school (2013)|
|Malaysia||using GNU/Linux in government (2013)|