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Reuters/iTnews: Microsoft Funds African PCs Amid Open Source Debate

Oct 04, 2005, 19:30 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft Corp. is funding computer centres it hopes will reach half a million poor South Africans and argued on Monday that free open source software is not always the best option for developing countries.

"Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer told a news conference the U.S. giant would provide free software for IT centres in 284 municipalities in Africa's richest country aimed at those with no computer access..."

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