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Wired: Africa: The Linux Continent?

Sep 22, 2000, 13:33 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nick Wachira)

"Every Friday afternoon, Githogori wa Nyangara-Murage holds free computing seminars to young programmers in his cluttered office."

"Githogori, a former software researcher at the Xerox Research Center, is preaching the gospel of Linux. He's convinced that the free software model is the only way for Africa to ever leapfrog its status as an underdeveloped continent."

"At the heart of Githogori's quest is the explosive politics of proprietary versus free, open-source software. In Africa, even with its few computers, this debate is now boiling down to a clash between Microsoft Windows (MSFT) and Linux OS."

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