Friday, November 14

Africa's own Linux distribution
South Africa now has its own variant of Linux called Impi, a Zulu word for describing a a group warriors. The distribution has been developed over a period of two years and now launched by the Impi League.

Ross Addis, technology consultant at MIP Holdings and chairman of the Gauteng Linux User Group says the inspiration for Impi was to provide an integrated, multilingual, professional and innovative open source solution to the local market.

He says the development is in line with the South African government's adoption of open source computing in South Africa. The distribution is initially targeted at desktop users although Addis says server components are included along with the release.

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