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allAfrica.com: Africa Set to Embrace Linux

Sep 23, 2002, 23:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andre Hartley)

[Editor's Note: This article is really more of an infomercial for HP, but it does give some layout for their plans in Africa and how they have no intention of letting go of Microsoft. -BKP]

"'A number of Linux solutions have already deployed by our customers in the entertainment, banking, service provider, Internet infrastructure and technical computing arenas overseas,' explains Andre Hartley, the software solutions consultant for Africa at HP.

"'Adoption in these markets, along with retail, financial services and public sector, is helping fuel growth in Linux, which consultancy Gartner expects to achieve 50% revenue increase this year...'

"Interestingly, the company is also praising proponents of Linux in Africa by encouraging them to not become distracted by the many discussions surrounding the deployment of Linux and Microsoft solutions..."

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