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New Zealand Herald: NZ 'lets world software trend slip by'

Aug 24, 2001, 22:59 (4 Talkback[s])

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"New Zealand's addiction to expensive packaged code means it is missing one of the most important developments in the knowledge economy, the rise of open source software.

That's the view of Chris Hegan, general manager of Auckland Linux specialist Asterisk.

"This country is missing the Linux boat," Mr Hegan said.

"Why, when more servers were deployed worldwide last year with the free Linux operating system than with Microsoft operating systems, is less than 2 per cent of New Zealand's installed base using Linux? Has the rest of the world got it so wrong?"

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