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Taking Linux into the Wild Woods

Mar 06, 2010, 16:03 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)

"One of the things that's been wandering around my mind lately (one of thousands) is the thought of the wild woods. In other words, places in the world that are away from civilization, away from the normal creature comforts of daily life, such as areas in Northern Canada, Alaska, Siberia, sections of Africa, and others like that. Places where you have enough power to run a machine, but no internet connection, or if you do, it's sparing at best.

"Places like this sometimes have computers, and a reasonable amount of use for one, but they're way outside the normal network connected sphere of influence you see in the regular world. That then begs the question, how do we get Linux into areas like that?

"The One Laptop Per Child project and others like that are working to solve that problem for many of us. However, what do you do about the people who already have computers and either have never heard about Linux, or have no way to get it (ie, no internet, or limited connectivity). What can we do to bring Linux to them? Has anyone even thought about this?"

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