Government chooses linex system

South Africa plans to switch all government departments over to open source computer software instead of using Microsoft systems, a cabinet spokesman said yesterday. Themba Maseko told reporters that the cabinet would use the open source Linux operating system in a bid to lower administration costs and enhance local IT skills. - Reuters

South Africa plans to switch all government departments over to open source computer software instead of using Microsoft systems, a cabinet spokesman said yesterday. Themba Maseko told reporters that the cabinet would use the open source Linux operating system in a bid to lower administration costs and enhance local IT skills. - Reuters

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