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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux's Appeal Growing in Emerging Countries

Jun 17, 2004, 21:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kate Evans-Correia)

[ Thanks to Michael S. Mimoso for this link. ]

"Recognizing a huge growth opportunity for its open source and consulting business, IBM is pushing Linux on the desktop in countries, such as Brazil, Russia and China. Not surprisingly, the company is making huge inroads as the demand for inexpensive and easily deployable computer system rapidly rises in these countries.

"Experts said that with fewer resources, governments and businesses in countries such as Brazil are looking for ways to build standardized applications with fewer dollars. With the deployment of an open system like Linux, companies also get the freedom of choice and avoid locking themselves into one single, proprietary vendor..."

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