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Linux Cutting Software Costs in Kenya

May 07, 2008, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alastair Otter)

"Entrepreneurs in Kenya are putting Linux to work to cut costs and maximise profits as they look for new ways to bring computing to users. One of these entrepreneurs is Patrick Mathenge, CEO of Mullard Electronic Limited, a firm trading in hardware and software from its Mombasa Road offices. The company is distributing Linux software that can turn a single computer into up to 10 workstations.

"'The personal computer is designed for use by a single trusted user. Instead of buying 10 CPUs, you only need to have the software and duplicate it to 10 CPUs,' says Mathenge..."

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