Governments are latching on to Linux

    Date12 May 2003
    CategoryGovernment
    3000
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    As Linux makes inroads into the servers of Asian businesses, governments are also climbing on the open-source bandwagon, but with varying degrees of interest. Some have been extremely vocal about their support for Linux and even formed alliances to customize and promote the open-source operating system (OS), while others have opted for a more quiet, wait-and-see approach. . . . As Linux makes inroads into the servers of Asian businesses, governments are also climbing on the open-source bandwagon, but with varying degrees of interest. Some have been extremely vocal about their support for Linux and even formed alliances to customize and promote the open-source operating system (OS), while others have opted for a more quiet, wait-and-see approach.

    "Most interest in Linux has been in Australia, China, Japan and Korea and this momentum is coming from governments rather than enterprises," said Robin Simpson, Gartner Australia's research director.

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