"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
"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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