September 2, 2004
The First Linux Installfest in Iraq
The Linux operating system is becoming more and more prevalent nowadays here in Iraq, which is good news. So far, however, most of us who have contact with Linux and/or UNIX are technical employees, system/network administrators and the like, although not that many programmers. Actually, it seems that such technical people are being forced to deal with Linux by their bosses and high-ranking officers. The big and mostly foreign companies working in Iraq are aware of the power open-source software offers in many aspects of computing. Iraqi national companies still seem to lack this awareness, however, and see only a small portion of the big picture that open source has drawn for the worldwide community.