"In the wake of rising cost and cheaper alternatives that
arguably perform better than their proprietary counterparts, open
source is an option that many organisations have been drawn to
exploring. For this reason, many filled the seats of the Total
Linux Breakfast Seminar, to learn more about the options they can
take, as well as to hear from the final speaker, on her company's
experience as an end-user of the platform.
"The speeches were kicked off by Hemant Shah, ASEAN/SA
Executive, Strategic Growth Business and Linux, of IBM
"As China prepares to become a full member of the World Trade
Organization, the Beijing government is trying to prove to the West
that it is serious about reducing software piracy. And so's
government agencies and businesses are turning to Linux as their
desktop operating system of choice, a trend with potential to
influence how the world uses the open-source software.
"Recently Linux has become increasingly popular as a server
operating system but has been slower to catch on at the desktop due
to the difficulties IT departments have finding or developing
enterprise-quality Linux desktop applications..."