allAfrica.com: Africa Set to Embrace Linux

[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.

“‘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

“‘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

“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


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