"Could Asia become a Linux stronghold? It's positioning itself
to become one, as governments here try to limit their dependence on
the Windows operating system.
"Japan, South Korea and China have been in talks to promote
alternatives to Windows, Linux, in particular. Japan has already
put aside US$8.6 billion toward research in this area. And the
Korean government is switching many of its computers from Windows
to Linux, using Seoul-based Hancom Linux.