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Felipe Fonseca on Sat, 10 Nov 2007 13:00:07 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Francois Bancilhon (Mandriva): An open letter to Steve Ballmer


Nigeria opts for Linux on Classmate PCs after all

Posted Nov 9th 2007 3:39PM by Donald Melanson
Filed under: Laptops

We're not sure if Mandriva CEO Francois Bancilhon's recent rant
on the matter had anything to do with it or not, but it seems that
Nigeria will be using the company's Linux distribution on the 17,000
Classmate PCs it purchased after all, despite earlier reports that it
had switched to Windows. According to IDG News, an unnamed government
official said that "we are sticking with that platform," although the
official added that they reserve right to switch to another platform
in the future. It appears that the situation might not be entirely
settled just yet, however, as Microsoft is reportedly claiming that
Nigeria is "still demanding Windows," and that it's still negotiating
a deal that would give TSC (the company handling the laptops) $400,000
for "marketing activities around the Classmate PCs" once they've
switched to Windows.

On Nov 7, 2007 3:40 PM, Patrice Riemens <patrice {AT} xs4all.nl> wrote:
> bwo Frederick Noronha
> http://blog.mandriva.com/2007/10/31/an-open-letter-to-steve-ballmer/
> 10.31.07
> An open letter to Steve Ballmer
> Posted in English, Francais, Mandriva at 10:51 pm by Francois Bancilhon
> Dear Steve,
> Hi, this is Francois, from Mandriva.


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