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Pharmacy system using Ubuntu to fight AIDS

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Written in Java and released under the GPL, iDART (intelligent Dispensing of Antiretroviral Treatment) is a pharmacy system designed for use at antiretroviral (ARV) pharmacies in the public health sector. Initially distributed only as software, it was generally implemented on machines using Windows. Due to issues of reliability and security, Cell-Life have created iDART-in-a-box, which is a complete system running on Ubuntu Linux.

Initiated in 2004 as a partnership between Cell-Life and the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, iDART is currently used at five different sites around South Africa and over 8 500 HIV+ patients receive their ARV drugs through iDART. Designed specifically for the management of ARV dispensing, the system allows pharmacists to accurately track patient treatment, manage stock and generate reports automatically.

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Groan! Now Ubuntu cures aids -- what next?

If you read the article carefully, you can spend money and buy the hardware and software package, with the bundled software distro being Ubuntu. The Pharmacy system software itself is GPL, and can be installed (I suspect) on any Linux distro that has Java RTE >= 1.5 and PostgreSQL server >= 8.0 installed.

Heck, there's even a version for Microsoft Windows. The article could have been titled: Pharmacy system using Microsoft Windows to fight AIDS.

I'm just grousing a little as I'm weary of this very average distro getting so much attention.

What next--an article that implies that Ubuntu can cook my dinner? That would be good news, as I'm just now getting off work, and I'm both tired and hungry.

Re: Groan! Now Ubuntu cures aids -- what next?

"Heck, there's even a version for Microsoft Windows. The article could have been titled: Pharmacy system using Microsoft Windows to fight AIDS."

This is the same thing to rub me the wrong way for a while. 95% of the articles that state, "[How to] or [Something] on Ubuntu" can be done with any distro.

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