Venezuela launches open source PCs
Following up on their support for open source software and technological independence, the Venezuelan government launched the “Bolivarian Computer” earlier this month. Built locally, the computers come in four different models all of which run on Linux.
“The price of other similar brands is $930, where the price of our computer is almost 40% less,” explained President Chavez. “But, it has an added value, given that it comes with open-source software and a three year guarantee, while other brands offer only one year.”
Venezuela’s government has taken a strong position in support of open-source software and with this new venture the Venezuelan government hopes to develop local industry and work towards technological independence for the country.
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