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Jakarta Post

Gates offers free software to Indonesian students

  • Abdul Khalik

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 9 2008   /  12:28 am
GATE TO HIGH TECH: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (right) meets with Microsoft founder Bill Gates in Jakarta on Thursday. During his two-day visit, Gates is scheduled to attend the Asian Government Leaders Forum 2008 and to speak at a presidential lecture in Jakarta on Friday. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)(right) meets with Microsoft founder Bill Gates in Jakarta on Thursday. During his two-day visit, Gates is scheduled to attend the Asian Government Leaders Forum 2008 and to speak at a presidential lecture in Jakarta on Friday. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)

GATE TO HIGH TECH: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (right) meets with Microsoft founder Bill Gates in Jakarta on Thursday. During his two-day visit, Gates is scheduled to attend the Asian Government Leaders Forum 2008 and to speak at a presidential lecture in Jakarta on Friday. (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)Microsoft founder Bill Gates said on Thursday he would help Indonesian students obtain free software and inexpensive personal computers to gain greater access to the Internet. During a meeting here with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Gates, one of the world's richest men, expressed his commitment to supporting the government's efforts to improve education quality by providing Internet-based national education. "He (Gates) told the President that Microsoft will continue to train teachers and students throughout Indonesia in software, computer and information and com...