2006-10-11

Linux in Developing Countries

Firstly, my apologies to anyone who might actually read this blog, as I haven't posted in a while.

Anyway, I read in the New York Times today that Libya has signed a contract with One Laptop Per Child, which will provide Libya's schools with a $100 laptop for each of Libya's 1.2 million schoolchildren. As you might expect, these laptops will be running the best and least expensive OS in the world: Linux.

Actually, this represents a growing trend towards Open Source in developing nations. More on this (hopefully) later.

3 comments:

Bill Gates said...

"best" please

Anschel said...

Quintin, if you need a secret identity, make it Steve Jobs.

Steve Jobs said...

Got me!