The South Korean government is to switching to Linux
The South Korean Ministry of the Interior and Safety announced that the South Korean government will start test-running Linux PCs and gradually roll out Linux across the government if no problems arise. The decision appears to be concerns regarding the cost of maintaining and using Windows 7 after free support ends in 2020.
The Korean Herald story states that the expected cost of switching to Linux together purchases of new hardware is estimated to be around 780 billion won ($655 million.
Their neighbor in the North is already running a Fedora-based distribution called Red Star Linux on all government computers. It appears that best Korea has been inspired enough to follow suit.
last edited 2019-05-18
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