I am not impressed with comments here. Microsoft have a LOT of good solutions and I do admire the stability of the recent operating systems since Windows XP.
"...free programs require more work and investment from the government to keep them running and updated." Well that IS the truth. You might think it might not apply to goverments as they have a pretty non-changing environment. Well, you are wrong. There is much changing everywhere now, and the costs of developing and maintaining a linux-platform might become bigger than one wants.
The phrase open means incompetent was meant for Google and not the brazilian government.