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LinuxPR: HANCOM and Korean government stepped into Linux desktop mainstream

Jan 11, 2002, 16:59 (24 Talkback[s])

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"HancomLinux, a Linux expert developing and distributing Linux applications, has announced that they have concluded an agreement with the Central Procurement Office of the Korean Government to supply 120,000 copies of desktop Linux office packages in this year.

Total 120,000 Linux office packages for the desktop computers are equavalent to 23% of annual Windows based PC procurement. By the aggressive adoption of the Korean government, Hancom is said to start massive promotion and setting up the nationwide support network for the governemnt agency.

Mr. Dongkun Lee, the chief of the central procurement office who has led this contract said, "the purchase of this Linux office packages in the government will bring to us more than 80% of cost saving compared to buying exclusive softwares produced by Microsoft. We hope that this might be a good start to pump up the Linux vendors to maintain technological competnece"

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