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AME Info: Linux in the Middle East, Some Practical Tips

Jun 11, 2004, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])

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"'Linux has been slow to take-off in the Middle East but since about March this year we have seen a lot of interest all of a sudden,' says Christian Kroker, Managing Director of Enigmatis, a Dubai Internet City based Linux specialist which moved to the region from its South African home last autumn.

"'Around the world the adoption of Linux has been led by government, and not the private sector. For example, the Munich City Council recently moved 30,000 desktop PCs on to Linux despite the offer of a free alternative from Microsoft. They simply wanted Linux..."

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