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ABS-CBN: Red Hat Pushes Wider Use of Open-Source Computing

Sep 27, 2004, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"One of the world's largest providers of Linux software on Monday said the Philippines has great potential for developing open-source computing because Filipinos have a thorough understanding of its value: that Linux is more cost-effective, scalable, and has more robust architecture than proprietary software like Microsoft Windows.

"Although proprietary systems such as Microsoft software still dominate the local market, Red Hat vice president for Asia-Pacific Steve McWhirter believes Linux and open source would eventually expand as more Filipinos become aware of its power and cost..."

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