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TechNewsWorld: Government Helps Make China a Linux Hot Spot

Jul 27, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sumner Lemon, Dan Nystedt)

"Linux usage is rising quickly in Asia, thanks in part to widespread support for the open-source operating system among governments in the region. But the real driving force behind the growing adoption of Linux in Asia is the business community's need for lower IT costs.

"The key to lowering technology costs is to choose open-source software and commodity hardware, says Linda Brigance, CIO at FedEx's Asia-Pacific operations, speaking to Chinese IT managers at a recent conference in Shanghai..."

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