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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.