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Brazil has decided to go with Linux from now on instead of Windows because they say that Open source is much cheaper. Sorry I don't have a link to an article, I saw this on tv yesterday. :)

And another thing, sorry about the inapropriate material I didn't notice that it takes you back to the site.
 

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The day Linux will run every app without the need for emulation, I think I'll use it :/
 

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Old news, really old news. Wired News reported it more than a year ago: http://www.wired.com/news/infostructure/0,1377,61257,00.html

Anyway, I agree with caipirinha. I've progressively become an open-source advocate (not that I'm a M$ basher, mind you), even though I still use Windows (because of compatibility).
 

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Heh, it's that compatibility that drove me to linux/BSD. Lots of programs that I learned to use and can no longer work without are only available on linux/BSD (And to my knowledge there's no similar software in the MS world (valgrind, a free qt designer (not costing $5k, no joke on price), encrypted remote shell login (requires next to no bandwidth), etc.)). Then again, I still can't make the leap completely away from Windows on my desktop or my laptop, so they double/triple/quadruple boot (damn, I still even need that copy of Win98!).
 

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Heh, it's that compatibility that drove me to linux/BSD. Lots of programs that I learned to use and can no longer work without are only available on linux/BSD (And to my knowledge there's no similar software in the MS world (valgrind, a free qt designer (not costing $5k, no joke on price), encrypted remote shell login (requires next to no bandwidth), etc.)). Then again, I still can't make the leap completely away from Windows on my desktop or my laptop, so they double/triple/quadruple boot (damn, I still even need that copy of Win98!).
Well, you're a waaay more advanced user than myself. I'm just an accountant and a gamer, so I can do everything I want with Windows, while Linux doesn't allow me to play games :(
 

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Thats because it's cheaper, not because they support open source...

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Way to go Brazil!
 

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Mr. Killjoy said:
The day Linux will run every app without the need for emulation, I think I'll use it :/
If everyone took that attitude, MS would reign forever. The fact of the matter is Linux has a great deal of apps that work just fine, and millions of people use it on their desktop every day. Myself included. This includes playing games. :)
 

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Personally I don't care what system anyone (organisation or national) uses as long as it is value for money and does what it's supposed to do.

Microsoft provides a good system for a good cost. Linux is cheaper and allows for better multi-user systems operations. Depends who is using it really.
 

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caipirinha said:
isn't that a good enough and very valid reason to use it? :p

it's just a matter of good sense
Maybe, but It's more of a response to the people who are chanting open-source pro arguements when brazil seems only to thinking about the costs ;)

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Maybe, but It's more of a response to the people who are chanting open-source pro arguements when brazil seems only to thinking about the costs ;)

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Well, I talked about open-source, but I wasn't saying that it was the primary motivator for the brazilian government's choice. This is a good thing for open-source software, regardless of the reasons for it being picked.
 

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Maybe, but It's more of a response to the people who are chanting open-source pro arguements when brazil seems only to thinking about the costs ;)

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That's implied. Open source is always cheaper. That's why we use it too, you know. People who preach open source tend to hate nonfree software.
 

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If everyone took that attitude, MS would reign forever. The fact of the matter is Linux has a great deal of apps that work just fine, and millions of people use it on their desktop every day. Myself included. This includes playing games. :)
I love using Linux, but I play alot of games...and there are titles that W.I.N.E doesn't support....that is the only software I know, for Linux, that allows support for Windows based (DirectX specific) games.

Any information that you have that would enable me to switch to Linux and live happily ever after, would be appreciated. :D

Concerning games, that is....:D

r2rX ;)
 

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blueshogun96 said:
Brazil has decided to go with Linux from now on instead of Windows because they say that Open source is much cheaper. Sorry I don't have a link to an article, I saw this on tv yesterday. :)

And another thing, sorry about the inapropriate material I didn't notice that it takes you back to the site.
1) Old news. :p
2) To any of the other brazilians, have you seen the government actually doing something about this? I wonder if it's just not some political speech.

[]s Badaro
 

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2) To any of the other brazilians, have you seen the government actually doing something about this? I wonder if it's just not some political speech.
Indeed, I haven't seen anything concrete. AFAIK, the "Receita Federal" (Brazilian equivalent of the IRS) is still using Windows NT (or 2000, I'm not sure which one) on their servers.
 

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Indeed, I haven't seen anything concrete. AFAIK, the "Receita Federal" (Brazilian equivalent of the IRS) is still using Windows NT (or 2000, I'm not sure which one) on their servers.
And last time I had contact with a government agency we sold them a Win2000-based system. Which makes me wonders if that's not just some political propaganda. :p

[]s Badaro
 

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I love using Linux, but I play alot of games...and there are titles that W.I.N.E doesn't support....that is the only software I know, for Linux, that allows support for Windows based (DirectX specific) games.

Any information that you have that would enable me to switch to Linux and live happily ever after, would be appreciated. :D

Concerning games, that is....:D

r2rX ;)
Tried using Cedega or Crossover Office? They are hacked versions of WINE designed to run specific Windows programs. I've had great success wtih them with a number of programs. Although there will be some things you will never be able to run in Linux simply beecause the programmer chose extremely proprietary technologies, such as .NET or extreme use of DirectX.

Granted DirectX and .NET are being reverse engineered so applications using them can run under Linux, the correct approach to programming is to not use thosee APIs in the first place. ;)

Anyway, give Cedega a shot. It runs an absurdly large number of commercial Wintel DirectX games.
 
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