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Selling Ubuntu to the “Third World”

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Ubuntu adoption for communities in the "Third World" seems like it should be a no-brainer: how could a functional, free operating system not prove wildly popular in developing countries?  Nonetheless, I believe Ubuntu use outside rich nations remains limited. Here's a look at some suggested explanations of that reality, and how to change it.

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Developing Nations May Reuse More Electronics Than Thought

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What the researchers found suggests that, at least in one country, imported electronics are not immediately destined for meltdown or other polluting and poisonous dismantling practices, as has been shown in China and other countries...

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"Kinder capitalism"? It's called open source, Mr. Gates. You should try it

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Bill Gates welcomed the world to a new breed of "kinder capitalism" at Davos this week. Conveniently forgetting his past, Mr. Gates declared:
"We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well."

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Will Low-Cost Laptops Help Kids in Developing Countries?

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The nonprofit organization One Laptop Per Child is working to develop computers that could be built for just $100 each and distributed to children in developing countries.Still, some of the program's critics, which have included Dell Inc.

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Free as in free milk: Microsoft's business practices in developing countries

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In 1977 a boycott campaign was launched against Nestlé to protest for its marketing of breast milk substitutes. To make a long story short, Nestlé’s commercial agents in developing countries gave free samples of the infant formula to mothers shortly after they had given birth.

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