TLWIR 34: Africa Embraces Free Software

Posted by acrossad on Mar 8, 2012 4:07 PM EDT; By Rex Djere
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I am proud to be a member of the Free Software community. I have found it to be a very open, and very tolerant, community that believes deeply in the South African concept of Ubuntu: the allegiance of people to one another. I find the tenets of the Free Software to be in sharp contrast to the uncivil discourse that dominates so much of modern society. Free Software has a lot to teach the world in terms of how we can all live together, and share our world in peace. In late March 2012, a large Free Software conference will take place in Abuja, Nigeria. Windows 8 has been generating a lot of buzz lately. Will Windows 8 drive disgruntled computer users to GNU/Linux? Extreme Tech writer Matthew Murray thinks so. Designer Marco Alici has used Blender to create a case design for the Raspberry Pi. The case can be created with a 3-D printer.

Here are the three outstanding features for The Linux Week in Review 34:

Africa Embraces Free Software Will Windows 8 Drive Users to GNU/Linux? Raspberry Pi Gets a 3-D Case

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