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Aminata Hélène Dackouo hurried along Bamako’s hot, dusty streets one morning in May 2023, intent on reaching her destination in time. Her heart raced, and she had butterflies in her stomach—she was about to ask a very important question, and the answer would significantly impact her future.


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LibreOffice 7.6.5 Office Suite Is Out Now with More Than 90 Bug Fixes

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KDE Slimbook V Is the World’s First Linux Laptop to Ship with KDE Plasma 6

Powered by a top-of-the-line AMD 7840HS processor with 8 cores, 16 threads, 24MB cache, and up to 5.1GHz clock speed, as well as the powerful AMD 780M graphics with 12 cores and RDNA 3, the KDE SLimbook V laptop features a full aluminum chassis and a 16-inch IPS anti-glare display with 16:10 aspect ratio, 165 Hz refresh rate, and 2560x1600px (2K) resolution.


Countries Where Android is Measured at Over 80% of the Market for Operating Systems

posted by Roy Schestowitz on Feb 10, 2024,
updated Feb 10, 2024

Polar Bear And Penguin

Kiribati, Niger, Vanuatu, Syrian Arab Republic, Chad, Sudan, Western Sahara, and Egypt

This month Microsoft Windows fell to new lows while Android surged to 44% of the total, so we've decided to look at which countries have a high share of Android usage. It's mostly areas where mobile phone usage outpaces desktop/laptop usage. Have a look below.

OS usage chart

Have a play with the source file, as ODF.

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