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Sun Star: Open Source Better for Those School PCs

Mar 10, 2006, 01:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Behn FeR. Hortaleza)

"By June, this year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) hopes to deploy more computers (actually the third batch of its kind)--that is, 1,200 schools throughout the Philippines.

"The DTI guys, a report in the Inquirer said, are now evaluating the 'post qualifying' bids for the PCs for Public Schools Project probably to see not just what's 'more advantageous to government' in terms of price but also practical considerations. Mainly, the DTI is trying to make up its mind on whether to use open source, Microsoft or Mac for operating systems of the PCs..."

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