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IDG.net: Linux favored by Asia's developing nations

Apr 06, 2000, 04:44 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Legard)

"The open-source Linux operating system is being enthusiastically looked at by companies in Asia's developing nations like India, China, Korea and Malaysia, but is less popular in wealthier countries such as Japan and Singapore."

"'Singapore is lagging behind (on Linux adoption),' said Lau Shih Hor, managing director of local software development company Elixir Technology. 'People here ask why should they put their heads on the chopping block by not choosing IBM or Microsoft Windows.'"

"In a presentation at Comdex Asia Lau picked out India and Malaysia as two countries especially keen to take advantage of the potential cost benefits of using Linux."

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