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Every child in Portugal and Venezuala will have open source
Posted by: Justina Spencer
The Magelhaes (Magellan) initiative of the Portuguese government is giving every child in the country an Intel Classmate PC for 50 euros - and they are dual-boot machines running XP and a local Linux called Caixa Magica.

This couldn't happen in this country - either because (as the government says) it would be wrong to impose a single PC on schools, or else (could it be?) because it's not got the cojones to challenge Microsoft's virtual stranglehold on education software here seriously.
Source: ZDNet (UK) | Published: January 15th, 2009

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