December 4, 2003

Brazil Bets on Linux Cybercafes

Eddy Macnaghten writes

"Jose is hoping his computer skills will him get a job

But that all changed with the opening in Cidade Tiradentes of a "telecenter", a free internet cafe set up by the local authority.

"Now I come here almost every day," said Jose Antonio, who is taking courses in computer and writing skills.

He spends one hour a day, the maximum time allowed per person, practising on the computer and hopes that the new skills will help him in the search
for a job."


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