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NewsBytes: Linux Encroaching Into Enterprise Computing in Philippines

Jan 17, 2001, 17:14 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Melvin G Calimag)

"Linux is apparently starting to inch its way into the realm of enterprise computing in the Philippines as more large companies put their faith in open-source technology. Q Linux, a six-month-old company engaged in the advocacy of Linux as an operating system, said that so far five local Internet service providers (ISPs) and a bank have migrated their operating platforms to Linux."

"We're looking at the banking industry as the likely sector that would make full use of our services as a technical support team for Linux. We expect to generate around 36 million (pesos) worth of services in this area from now until early 2002," said Dennis Santiago, sales and marketing manager of Q Linux."

"Leading the pack is the locally developed Q Linux Desktop Application, a software suite that includes office applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation programs. Based on the popular Linux Red Hat, and Sun Microsystems' Star Office, the package also comes with commercial games and a multi-media player application."

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