Since some days, I am digging the internet to learn more on Linux and its distributions (Ubuntu, OpenSuse, Fedora, etc). Linux is improving a lot and most servers use linux around the world. It is free, reliable and stable. The main goals of the GNU GPL is to make linux available to everyone, make it adapt to the high tech devices and make it more user friendly.
Despite Linux is open source, we tend to go more for Windows (maybe because of its easy interface and more software available – mostly cracked versions). In Mauritius, IC3 and other computer courses are given at an affordable fees to learn the basics of computers. What if an open source linux course was introduced? Will it make our life miserable to type codes to install programs? Absolutely NOT. Linux applications are easy to installed now, no need to take a book and learn how to install a particular application.
In my opinion Linux (Ubuntu and Edubuntu) courses must be given to all Mauritians at an affordable fees (or if we have linux volunteers, they can share their knowledge). It will be an extraordinary step into IT at an early age.