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LinuxInsider: Asian Governments Start to Speak the Same Language on Linux Implementations

May 14, 2004, 10:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vawn Himmelsbach)

"Could Asia become a Linux stronghold? It's positioning itself to become one, as governments here try to limit their dependence on the Windows operating system.

"Japan, South Korea and China have been in talks to promote alternatives to Windows, Linux, in particular. Japan has already put aside US$8.6 billion toward research in this area. And the Korean government is switching many of its computers from Windows to Linux, using Seoul-based Hancom Linux.

"Microsoft should be starting to sweat..."

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