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[News] Pakistan Shows Interest in $100 Linux Laptops

  • Subject: [News] Pakistan Shows Interest in $100 Linux Laptops
  • From: "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: 1 Dec 2006 01:01:11 -0800
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Pakistani students might be using $100 laptop next year

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| Pakistan Wednesday expressed its resolve to introduce an
| enabling atmosphere to the country's schools and colleges
| to allow students to use low-cost laptops which would
| serve as electronic school bags.


Related and recent:

Pakistan looks to free software

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| Pakistan, a country often criticised for software piracy, is
| looking at free and open source software as a way to transform
| its image and build local skills.


Pakistan takes to alternative software

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| Pakistan, often criticised for software 'piracy', is
| placing its faith on the Free Software and Open Source
| options to get out of this trap and also build local skills.
| Also called Free/Libre and Open-Source Software (FLOSS),
| it is a family of software liberally licensed to grant
| the right of users to study, change and improve its
| design through the availability of its source code.
| [...]
| In Pakistan, the attempt is also to build skills.
| FOSS-FP has been holding short-duration, single-day
| literacy campaigns. 'We give (students) free training
| on installing and using Ubuntu Linux, Open Suse, Red Hat
| Fedora Core,' Bajwa said.


The First International Conference on Open-Source Technologies

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| Open-Source Software Engineering (OSSE) has emerged as a
| cross-disciplinary paradigm for distributed enterprise
| computing. OSS, in many cases, has kept the software market
| away from monopolies. It is helping organizations to keep
| a control on the cost of development and deployment.


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