Venezuela Launches Sale of "Bolivarian" Computers

June 12th 2007, by Chris Carlson

The Bolivarian computer, model VIT C2660

"Mérida, June 12, 2007 (— The Venezuelan government of President Hugo Chavez announced the launch of their "Bolivarian Computers" last week, consisting of four different models produced in Venezuela with Chinese technology.

"The new computers will run the open-source Linux operating system and will first be used inside the government "missions" and state companies and institutions but eventually are expected to be sold across Venezuela and Latin America.

"Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez presented the new machines to the public last week at an event in the state of Falcon as he donated them to a school there. The new computers are produced by the joint venture VIT (Venezuela de Industria Tecnológica), which is owned by the Chinese company Lang Chao and the Venezuelan Ministry of Light Industry and Commerce...."

Yeah, it's an old story, but I just found it and I love it. And given how virtually all reporting about Chavez's government is deceitful and slanderous, it's nice to put out a good-news story about technology, open-source, and independent development.


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