Korea’s Penguin-la

South Korea is looking to turn one of its cities and a university into an all Linux-zone. They plan to conduct this experiment in an effort to move away from an over reliance on Microsoft software, according to The Korea Times. It successful other cities will follow suit.

The selected government and university will be required to install open-source software as a main operating infrastructure, for which the MIC will support with funds and technologies. In the long run, they will have to migrate most of their desktop and notebook computers away from the Windows program of Microsoft, the world’s biggest maker of software.

Brazil, China, Germany and several other countries are already working on moving government bodies away from Microsoft software to more open source tools. But this seems to be one of the biggest tests. The most important question however, is what will this city be called? Tuxville? Any suggestions?

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