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Manila Bulletin (Philippines): Gov't could save millions in IT spending with Linux

Dec 18, 2000, 21:41 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edu H. Lopez)

"Government could save millions of pesos in information technology spending by adopting Linux as the operating system, a fast-growing open-source computing."

"In a recent "One Linux Day Conference" sponsored by the Development Academy of the Philippines and the Bluepoint Institute of Higher Technology Foundation (BIHTP), Linux operating system was showcased as a viable computing solution for the government, academic sector and the enterprise."

"Engels Antonio, BIHTP president said the joint initiative with DAP is targeted for the government sector to adopt Linux as an operating system for all departments and agencies to be able to save millions of pesos in IT-related expenditure."

"The conference demonstrated the superiority and viability of open-source computing. It showcased the Linux operating system given the various server tasks needed for the Internet, access, intranet setup and collaboration as well as heterogeneous computing environment...."

"Generally, government agencies or academic institutions can have 50 percent more hardware if they adopt open-source or GNU public license software."

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