Wired: Africa: The Linux Continent?

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

“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.