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    Iraqis get a taste for Linux

    By Clark Boyd
    Technology correspondent

    A group of Iraqi computer enthusiasts are advocating the use of the operating system Linux to rebuild their country.

    The US is running various computer training projects in Iraq
    Ashraf Hasson and Hasanen Nawfal are both natives of Baghdad.

    Like many 20-somethings, Hasson and Nawfal grew up nurturing passions for computers and for programming.

    Both of them are firm believers in open source software. Unlike expensive proprietary software, open-source software can be freely distributed and modified, as long as the modifications are shared with other users.

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    Thats awesome. I hope it turns into something really big over there. Iraq, the most Linux literate country in the world! Hey, it could happen.
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    The people in the Third-World will always go for the best deal.

    PEOPLE not the governments maybe but the people.

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    Re: Iraqis get a taste for Linux

    I am shocked that Microsoft didn't get in on the Haliburton action and stiff Mr. and Mrs. U.S. Taxpayer out of billions for XP licenses for Iraq.

    Shocked, but glad...

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