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Nov 07, 2005, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])

Totally Open

"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 Singapore..."

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China's Bet on Linux

"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..."

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