Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Deploying KDE to 52 million young people
Mauricio broke the news today in his blog about what can only be
described as a massive deployment of free software. I'd heard about
this project recently, but reading more of the details in Mauricio's
blog really cemented in my mind how groundbreaking this is.
In summary: KDE on Linux has stepped up to become the software
platform in the primary school education system in Brazil. That may
sound like a bold claim, but the numbers are staggering and speak for
By the end of this year 29,000 labs serving some 32,000,000 students
will be fully deployed and in active use.
By the end of next year (2009) those numbers will have swelled to
53,000 labs serving some 52,000,000 students.