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Government of Argentina Launches Linux Distribution

linuxThe news has been full of headlines of happenings at this year's LinuxCon, but one tiny little headline stands out today as different. Although it hasn't made it into English speaking press yet, it seems the Argentine government has sponsored the development of a Linux distribution to be used on all state provided education computers.

According to Google translate, it seems the government wanted a secure and open system that meets the "needs of students and teachers and maintaining national identity." The translated source in Spanish, says it's purpose is to "join the more than 3 million netbooks released by the National Government to teachers and students around the country." I'm sure the following quote from Abal Medina, of the Cabinet of Ministers, is a bad translation:


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  • Diego Medina Said:

    The right translation for that quote is something like "Huayra (wind in a native language (not Spanish, but Quechua) ), was designed to work on the more than 3 million netbooks given by the government to teachers and students in Argentina". But it is also available to anyone to use. They want to encourage students and teachers to participate in the open source movement. Thank for the news!

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