June 12, 2002
E-México favors Windows over Linux
InfoWorld claims "some open-source proponents are still finding it a hard sell when pitted against the reputation and resources of major vendors." Of course, it helps when those vendors are buying their way into markets. " Such is the case in Mexico, where an ambitious government project to build out the country's IT infrastructure and move its 100 million citizens online by 2006 is being sponsored in large part by Microsoft. Through a series of deals, the software maker has agreed to invest an estimated $100 million in software and training for tens of thousands of teachers, technicians and professionals."