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23,000 Linux PCs forge education revolution in Philippines
« on: January 29, 2008, 01:03:00 PM »
Source: ComputerWorld

Providing high school students with PCs is seen as a first step to preparing them for a technology-literate future, but in the Philippines many schools cannot afford to provide computing facilities so after a successful deployment of 13,000 Fedora Linux systems from a government grant, plans are underway to roll out another 10,000 based on Ubuntu.

Visiting Australia to discuss Linux and open source software in education at this year's linux.conf.au in Melbourne, independent open source consultant Ricardo Gonzalez, said there were a number of factors that led to Linux being chosen over the venerable Microsoft Windows.

Gonzalez, based in Manila, told Computerworld Linux became popular in the Philippines soon after the 1997 Asian financial crisis when open source was investigated for its value proposition to organizations.

"Open source was a viable business alternative because no one was doing it commercially," Gonzalez said.

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hopefully this will fire-up the opensource technology in the Philippines.

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008, 01:06:14 PM »
When I left pinas.. open-source techonlogies popularity was still emerging ..how it is now?..
"Like most trends, at the beginning it's driven by fundamentals. At some point, speculation takes over. What the wise man does in the beginning, the fool does in the end." -Warren Buffet

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008, 05:32:28 PM »
ni action man to gamit linux distros kadto mura nihatag og threat
ang OMB nga mag raid og internet cafes using pirated softwares
specifically ang windows OS but karon nahilom man so nibalik na
pod but daghan ko kaila naghinay2 na gamit open source like
Ubuntu kay free ang CD

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008, 10:28:15 AM »

based on my previous experience (cebu), small to mid-size companies are using opensource technologies in developing there own system but they prefer not to come out into the public especially those in the MEPZ area. not sure why...

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2008, 08:48:40 AM »
what technology are you referring too, G@len? when i was in my senior years in college. JAVA was gaining popularity..but i never got into it.

G@len what field are you into?

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2008, 10:52:51 PM »
by the way, we're in need of java developers... ;D pero im not a programmer, im just a guy working  behind the company's shadows...




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