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

“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

“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…”