The Reality of the Open Source Desktop in Developing World

Great, reveling post about the remaining difficulty of running Ubuntu (the "sexiest" open source Windows-killer yet) in Ethopia by Andrew Heavens over at Meskel Square.

There is one thing that the bright-eyed fans of Ubuntu and its kind never tell you. That is that if you install it on to an old Windows machine in a country where dial-up internet connections are still the only way — then you are in for a rough, rough ride.

Read the rest of the post. Via Zuckerman .