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Japan Today: Gov't Considers Abandoning Microsoft Windows

Nov 18, 2002, 13:00 (19 Talkback[s])

"The Japanese government is reviewing the possibility of no longer using Microsoft Corp's Windows operating system as part of its plans to boost computer security within the government, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported Saturday.

"Most of the government's servers and personal computers use Windows software.

"But the government is interested in studying alternative operating systems, especially open-source programs such as Linux, the newspaper said..."

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