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The Technology Battle for Africa

Posted by bizomx on Wed, 05/20/2009 - 12:27

"In Africa, Microsoft faces strong competition from open-source software, in particular the Linux operating system. Many use Linux and run free counterparts to the Microsoft Office suite."

The BBC has more details about the showdown of open source versus proprietary software in Africa. When discussing the issue of cost, the piece quotes Microsoft's chairman for Africa, Dr. Cheikh Modibo Diarra, however he feels that the question of affordability can be overcome by simply changing the business model.

Government of Ghana embrace Open Source & Open Standards

Posted by bizomx on Sat, 10/04/2008 - 15:05

What are your thoughts about the government of Ghana embracing the Open Document Format (ODF) for public sector institutions; a process part of the "e-governance" policy.
Thus it mean that soon we will be having all Government Institution migrating to Open Source Application. Is this a step in the right direction, what do you think?

Ghana's Open Source

Posted by bizomx on Mon, 07/21/2008 - 13:07

What do you think hampers the patronage of Open Source in Ghana?

Unix/Linux Users in Ghana

Posted by bizomx on Fri, 06/20/2008 - 10:36

Do you think the advent of Linux/Open Source will help Africa caught up with technological advancements in the "West"? Let me know your reasons?