Microsoft says Africa does not Need Free Software

You can give people free software, but they won’t have the expertise to use it,

Says Microsoft Nigeria’s manager.

The average annual Nigerian salary is only $160, a copy of Windows XP can cost even more than that, and that’s not even including the word processing applications.

“It’s not about the cost of the software, it’s about how you take your expertise to people. We are sharing our expertise, particularly with governments in emerging markets. Cost is not the barrier here â?? expertise is,”

said Holloway. Because as everyone knows, expertise surpasses all financial barriers…

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