Monday, April 03, 2006

Linux News: Implementation : Governments Go Online -- Without Windows

More help for e-Government developers through a new portal site.

Linux News: Implementation : Governments Go Online -- Without Windows: "Electronic governance promises to cut corruption and improve transparency, and open source Latest News about open source software offers a way to break South Asia's technological dependence on industrialized countries, experts say.

Open source software such as Linux is non-proprietary, less complex, more efficient and freely available to anyone -- unlike Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT) Latest News about Microsoft Windows operating system, says Mike Reed, director of the United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST), based in Macau, China.
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'Linux is now the fastest-growing software and powers eight of the 10 fastest supercomputers in the world,' Reed said.

Open source software like Linux is embedded in many types of electronic devices, like mobile phones and cameras. Open source is also starting to cut into the near complete domination of the personal computer market by the Windows operating system, he said."

To assist these e-governance attempts and to help other countries get started, the UNU has established an interactive information clearinghouse on the Internet Get Linux or Windows Managed Hosting Services with Industry Leading Fanatical Support. that it calls

In addition to having instructional how-to materials online, the portal will make available software and research papers, as well as contact information for others who have or are setting up e-governance in their own countries.
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