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MIS: Is Open Source Overrated?

Feb 08, 2005, 02:30 (8 Talkback[s])
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"These days, the question isn't if you use open source, but how far you've gone with it. Open source, especially Linux, has gone from a tech toy for engineers to a serious business choice. In the MIS 100 survey conducted last year, MIS Asia found over one-third of organisations surveyed had Linux installations. Educational institutions and government departments still predominated as early adopters, but it's also starting to find favour in commercial sectors such as banking.

"Even Singapore's Ministry of Defence recently admitted that it's jumping on the bandwagon. According to press reports, the ministry has installed OpenOffice.org on 5,000 desktops so far and aims to have it on 20,000 by end-March 2006..."

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