Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The world's largest ever desktop Linux deployment will create 356,800 seats--10 per PC--for Brazilian government using ThinNetworks virtualization software at a cost of less than $50 per seat.
BOTTOM LINE: Virtualization enables multiple users to share the same computer hardware, here for schools and other government institutions in Brazil. By using open-source LInux and virtualization software, many more computer users will gain access than could be accomplished by buying licenses from Microsoft for Windows or computer systems from Apple. We applaud Brazil for putting its citizens best interests ahead of the commercial lobbies of computer and software makers.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 7:19 AM