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23,000 Linux PCs forge education revolution in Philippines

Feb 03, 2009, 19:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rodney Gedda)

"Visiting Australia to discuss Linux and open source software in education at this year's linux.conf.au in Melbourne, independent open source consultant Ricardo Gonzalez, said there were a number of factors that led to Linux being chosen over the venerable Microsoft Windows.

"Gonzalez, based in Manila, told Computerworld Linux became popular in the Philippines soon after the 1997 Asian financial crisis when open source was investigated for its value proposition to organizations. "Open source was a viable business alternative because no one was doing it commercially," Gonzalez said."

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