[LINK] Software Freedom Day, 28 August
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Thu Aug 26 19:17:37 EST 2004
Tom linked news of the first UN "Software Freedom Day"
> "We [UN] will set up stations in public places to give away
> CDs [which will include] TheOpenCD and a Linux Live CD."
> There are events listed for Melbourne and Canberra:
Also re this UN Asian area initiative, interestingly, and I believe
for the first time, Microsoft has reduced their software prices for
our third world neighbours. Good, but it's indeed about time I say.
For example .. as reported by Infoworld today ...
"Microsoft Corp., which stands to lose significantly if Asia makes a
large-scale move away from its standard Windows desktop has recently
agreed to sell a cheap version of its flagship XP desktop operating system
in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. The software, "Windows XP Starter
Edition" will be available on low-cost hardware from October."
Cheers, Tom ...
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