By Timothy-Kasonde Kasolo in Nairobi

340 computers running on Linux software platform have been provided to Journalists at the on going World Social Forum (WSF) in Nairobi- Kenya so as to empower Journalists to join the Free and Open Source (FOS) movement.

John Kipchumba an IT specialist in charge of the Media Center at WSF says his organization has provided Ubuntu software that is user friendly and has all the best applications that Journalists can use in terms of sending stories to their respective Media Organisations.

“Journalists can feed their stories using Ubuntu software which is usually easy when it comes to multimedia and besides its free, it has everything that a Journalist needs in terms of the applications,” Kipchumba said.

Kipchumba added that he has also provided Journalists with Wireless Fidelity (WiFi) technology so that Journalists with Laptops are able to work from anywhere.

He said the entire Internet connection is coming from Kenyan Data Networks (KDN) comprising of Line of Site (LoS) equipment using Wireless Technology.

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