Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Another push for netbooks in Africa

Another push for netbooks in Africa | Education IT | "Usually when I’m writing about netbooks in Africa, they are coming from OLPC or a local OEM selling Intel Classmates. Now, however, IBM and Canonical (the company that brings us Ubuntu) are bringing a different strategy to the emerging African market. By using cheap netbooks running Ubuntu, coupled with IBM’s cloud computing platforms, businesses that could not otherwise afford computers for each of their employees will have access to really inexpensive computing."