Linux Arrives on 50,000 Brazilian Desktops
Three companies in Brazil have begun deploying Linux-powered desktop PCs for the Brazilian federal government's "Computers for All" program. (DesktopLinux.com)Three companies in BrazilBitWay Computadores, EnabledPeople, and Imtechhave begun deploying Linux-powered desktop PCs for the Brazilian federal governments "Computers for All" program, EnabledPeople announced today. The ready-to-use PCs, sourced by Bitway, include the "Linux XP Desktop" operating system, developed by EnabledPeople and supported by Imtech. Estimated monthly deployment is about 10,000 desktops, with 50,000 desktops already delivered, EnabledPeople, a Linux development company, said. The company did not indicate the total number of desktops that are to be deployed in the course of the project.
The Computers for All project is part of the Brazilian federal governments "Program of Digital Inclusion," initiated in 2003. The projects objective is to provide low-cost computers to the population and to boost technological development, EnabledPeople said.