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Open-source applications gaining ground across Asia

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| Reception toward open source technology has been very positive across Asia,
| the top executive of a Philippine-based global software and engineering
| services company said.
| Consumer perception and preference for open source products such as the
| Apache Web Server, Linux Operating System, PHP, Apache Tomcat, and Eclipse
| IDE, have been on an upswing, said Exist executive chairman Winston Damarillo
| during the recent Philippine Open Source Summit (POSS) in Cebu.
| [...]
| The South Korean government bought 120,000 copies of Hancom Linux Deluxe as
| early as 2002 in an effort to switch approximately 23% of its Microsoft-based
| desktops to open source.


Open Source`s New Frontier

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| By now, every CIO should be aware of the enterprise potential of Linux and
| other popular open-source software offerings. But the number and breadth of
| open-source projects has increased steadily over the years, and organizations
| can apply these tools to virtually any type of business process.
| [...]
| “Open-source activity is taking place in almost every software segment,” says
| Raven Zachary, open-source research director at the IT research firm The 451
| Group. Golden agrees that open source is becoming increasingly pervasive in
| the software market. “Every area in which software plays a role in today’s
| enterprise has open-source options,” he says.



Acer blames Microsoft for Linux move

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| "We have shifted towards Linux because of Microsoft," he said. "Microsoft has
| a lot of power and it is going to be difficult, but we will be working hard
| to develop the Linux market."


Asus the Unstoppable Innovator?

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| Rewind a year, and the word “innovation” is hardly something you would have
| associated with Asus, fine though their products were. Now, it seems, after
| inventing the ultraportable sector with all that that implies for GNU/Linux,
| it just keeps coming out with really cool stuff.


Acer bets big on Linux

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| Acer has stated that it will be pushing Linux aggressively on its laptops and
| netbooks.



Acer: PC industry 'disappointed' with Vista

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| Acer president Gianfranco Lanci became the first major PC manufacturer to
| openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system in the
| Financial Times Deutschland on Monday.
| Lanci said the operating system was riddled with problems and gave users and
| businesses no reason to buy a new PC, according to the report. Taiwan-based
| Acer is the world's fourth-largest PC manufacturer, after HP, Dell and
| Lenovo.
| "The whole industry is disappointed with Windows Vista," Lanci said.


Man wins damages from Acer over Windows refund

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| Initially, Acer had offered only €30 if the man returned elements of the
| install at his own expense .

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