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[News] Pakistan Computer Association May be Training for GNU/Linux

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Switch to open source OS: PCA to special training for IT professional

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| Pakistan Computer Association (PCA) is to organize an extensive training 
| programme here today (Tuesday) to provide a unique opportunity to IT 
| professionals and computer vendors for learning and understanding the Open 
| Source Operating Systems.    



Italian LUG turns Pakistani school into a educational model

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| The students of a missionary school in Pakistan, from first graders to
| graduates, have become enthusiast Edubuntu users thanks to the cooperation
| between their administrator and an Italian LUG.


Pakistan and Egypt stuffed?

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| We got indications that 2 P-members countries were stuffed with Microsoft
| Business Partners. Those two countries applied for P membership in late
| August and voted Yes without any comments. Don't be surprised if they are out
| of reach for the European Commission. Â


BankIslami joins elite brands

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| "With aggressive IT plans we needed the infrastructure that should meet the
| ever changing technology and should be reliable in all the aspects,
| therefore, choosing Linux for our IT infrastructure was the unanimous
| choice", BankIslami CEO Hasan A Bilgrami remarked. Â



Govt committed to enforcing IPR, says IT secy

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| He said the center would help customers, students, developers and
| business partners in Pakistan to experience and test Linux hands-on
| and to explore the benefits of open standards-based computing.


500 professionals trained in open-source software

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| The ministry has begun the project Open Source Resource Centre
| (OSRC) to address queries related to open-source software. The
| resource centre provides assistance to companies intending tos
| ave money by shifting to open-source software solutions.


Pakistani students might be using $100 laptop next year

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| Pakistan Wednesday expressed its resolve to introduce an
| enabling atmosphere to the country's schools and colleges
| to allow students to use low-cost laptops which would
| serve as electronic school bags.


Pakistan looks to free software

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| Pakistan, a country often criticised for software piracy, is
| looking at free and open source software as a way to transform
| its image and build local skills.


Pakistan takes to alternative software

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| Pakistan, often criticised for software 'piracy', is
| placing its faith on the Free Software and Open Source
| options to get out of this trap and also build local skills.
| Also called Free/Libre and Open-Source Software (FLOSS),
| it is a family of software liberally licensed to grant
| the right of users to study, change and improve its
| design through the availability of its source code.
| [...]
| In Pakistan, the attempt is also to build skills.
| FOSS-FP has been holding short-duration, single-day
| literacy campaigns. 'We give (students) free training
| on installing and using Ubuntu Linux, Open Suse, Red Hat
| Fedora Core,' Bajwa said.


The First International Conference on Open-Source Technologies

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| Open-Source Software Engineering (OSSE) has emerged as a
| cross-disciplinary paradigm for distributed enterprise
| computing. OSS, in many cases, has kept the software market
| away from monopolies. It is helping organizations to keep
| a control on the cost of development and deployment.


Will UAE possibly support Laptops for every child in Pakistan?

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| Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaukat Aziz stated in November 2006
| that the Government of Pakistan will consider the feasibility
| for making low-cost laptop computers available to school going
| children in Pakistan. With this, newspapers recently carried
| the news that Pakistan is gearing up to buy the OLPCs "One
| Laptop Per Child" for every child in Pakistan and this may
| possibly be done with the support by the United Arab Emirates
| as mentioned earlier by Negroponte.

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