It seems that there are more and more partial or complete switches from commercial software to free (or at least open source) software.
This time it might be happening, maybe even in near future, in Brazil, where government has approved the idea of migrating 80% of computers from Windows to Linux in government controlled computers.
Personally I think this is a very good thing. Probably this move will encourage (among other things) employment of local hackers and IT-professionals (it would be lovely to see these two amalgamate too) instead of people in the northern hemisphere.
The original article is available at Linux Today.