According to fossbytesAfter Microsoft officially finished providing technical support for Windows 7, the Korean government drafted a strategy to replace Windows 7 with an open source operating system based on Linux in order to get rid of its dependence.
According to the report of South Korean private media newsis, the Korean Ministry of defense is already using Ubuntu 18.04 lts basedHarmonica OSThe postal service will useTMAX OS。
However, the current problem is that the open OS ecosystem is not perfect. It lacks some software support, such as documenting programs, and solving document compatibility with external organizations is also a task to be completed. Only by solving these problems can we run the necessary productivity applications effectively.
The goal of Korean government ministries and agencies is to replace the windows operating system in order to get rid of dependence on certain companies and reduce the high budget for technical support.
In addition, the Ministry of industry and information technology of South Korea also plans to switch to desktop as a service in the next few months to use the Internet to remotely access the data center in the virtual PC environment based on the private cloud to meet the demand of using open OS in the private cloud. It is understood that the South Korean government plans to invest 350 million won this year to achieve this goal.
In the past, a central government official used two physical PCs for business and the Internet. After migrating to open OS, the Department expects to save 72% of the existing PC purchase cost, at least KRW 70 billion per year, and reduce the budget for additional technical support.