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The Star (Malaysia): Govt Studying Linux Systems for Public Sector and Schools

Jul 03, 2002, 22:00 (2 Talkback[s])

"The government is seriously studying various issues relating to the usage of Linux open systems in the public sector and in government schools, according to the parliamentary secretary to Energy, Communications and Multimedia Ministry Chia Kwang Chye.

"'Issues and challenges in adoption of new technologies, including migration, training and change management, are being seriously looked at before implementation is carried out to realise the potential benefits,' Chia said in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

"He said after the launch of IBM Malaysia's RM4mil Linux solutions centre that over 25 government agencies were already using the Linux platforms in its operations..."

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