“Oracle, NEC, IBM, HP, Hitachi and Dell are among 10 IT equipment and software vendors that are forming a consortium to develop and sell Linux-based servers and computers for the Japanese market. The move by the vendors to collaborate on Linux in Japan comes from a edict from the country’s government to make Linux and open source a priority for all IT procurements, starting this July. The central government of Japan says it plans to spend around $1.25 trillion yen, or $10.4 billion, on IT over the next year,” Phil Hochmuth reports for Network World.
“The government has said explicitly it wants to decrease its reliance on Microsoft as a server operating system platform,” Hochmuth reports.
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Anything that loosens Microsoft’s grip and helps the world move out of The Dark Ages of Personal Computing is a very good thing.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “RadDoc” for the heads up.]