FIRST AFRICAN LINUX SCHOOL OPENS IN MAURITIUS
The first Linux school in Africa opened its doors in Mauritius last week. According to its Director-General, Akil Pirbhai of Pascal Computer Services, which launched the project in collaboration with the Indian Linux Learning Centre:"Mauritians are big users of computers and more often than not they will be Windows users. We’ve decided to offer them an interesting alternative through our Indian partner." It chose Mauritius because there were financial incentives to attract new companies to the island and because India is a major player in this market. Although primarily aimed at Mauritians it will also seek to attract users from across the African continent. Its main clients?"We work mainly with Mauritian Ministries but also with East African countries."