May 7, 2002
Linux operating system comes of age, is future OS for Middle East
Arabnews.com, which bills itself as Saudi Arabia's first English daily, has a story that takes awhile to get to the point of the headline, but it's in there. " Linux is no longer the OS of university computer labs. For the Kingdom, the Middle East and the developing world, Linux is the OS of the future. Linux is Open Source software. It is different from proprietary software like Microsoft's which can only be used after payment of a licensing fee. Linux can be used by anyone, free of charge."