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LinuxInsider: Governments Go Online--Without Windows

Mar 27, 2006, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"Electronic governance promises to cut corruption and improve transparency, and open source software offers a way to break South Asia's technological dependence on industrialized countries, experts say.

"Open source software such as Linux is non-proprietary, less complex, more efficient and freely available to anyone--unlike Microsoft's Windows operating system, says Mike Reed, director of the United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST), based in Macau, China..."

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