Skip to main content

Only Linux computers allowed in Korean city: Microsoft stay out

The Korean government will soon choose a Korean city and a university where open-source software like Linux will become the mainstream operating programs.

Once the government selects a city, the city officials will be required to install open-source software as a main operating infrastructure, for which the government will support with funds and technologies.

The official Korea Post is already adopting the Linux software for its Internet banking and payment system to replace Microsoft Windows.

The move is aimed to join the South Korean government’s efforts to promote the use of the Linux system in the public sector.

South Korea is also part-way through a massive rollout of open source software to schools.

Sources: Korea to build a Linux City | Korea Plans to Build Linux City, University