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    Post desktop linux usage in kenya

    I told a friend of mine about this the Kenyan Forums on Ubuntu Forums..

    He's curious about how many guys on this forum are in Kenya...

    BTW There's a mailing list - kenyalinux@yahoogroups.com that has been around for about maybe 5 years or more..

    Ronald - how many installations have u done ? Just very curious - i've been recommending guys use Ubuntu for Desktop Setups and even servers.. now that M$ are clamping down on organisations that don't have licensed software - another friend working at a small bank told me that they got visited (yes in Nairobi) by M$ guys who found that they had > 80% unlicensed M$ software

    A bank I know of may also be moving to linux desktops in the near future - they calculated the cost of licensing MS Office for 400 users - 40 000 KES (about ~USD 590) comes to quite a bit of cash for (just) MS Office

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    Re: desktop linux usage in kenya

    Iam in Kenya, and iam in the capital.
    Proof:I know Village Market and Sarit Center

    40k shillings?WOAH! thats a lot of cash just to spend on M$ office.
    They should get OpenOffice instead
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    Re: desktop linux usage in kenya

    Kisumu...

    Not many Ubuntu users here in Nyanza yet - not much private computer usage at all really...

    All the commercial internet places use XP.

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    Re: desktop linux usage in kenya

    Quote Originally Posted by davehat View Post
    Kisumu...

    Not many Ubuntu users here in Nyanza yet - not much private computer usage at all really...

    All the commercial internet places use XP.
    As time passes by more people would be able to afford computers.
    Especially since most people still only get around 10k shillings a month.
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    Re: desktop linux usage in kenya

    Hi everyone i am in Nairobi Mtaa

    Am glad that we are many using ubuntu. Hope u keep this forum up.

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    Re: desktop linux usage in kenya

    The usage is low,but i was impressed to walk into a cyber with Suse!

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    Re: desktop linux usage in kenya

    Quote Originally Posted by Gwaro View Post
    The usage is low,but i was impressed to walk into a cyber with Suse!
    Quite cool! I'm not in Kenya, but happy to see that folks are using Linux there. Not surprised, though.

    (Hope this thread doesn't get locked because of the necromancy thing.)

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