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[News] GNU/Linux is Growing in Vietnma's Laptops, Desktops, Children

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux is Growing in Vietnma's Laptops, Desktops, Children
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 15:52:19 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Linux in Vietnam

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| It has often been said that Linux is a more interesting platform for 
| countries whose IT infrastructure is not yet well developed. Not having to 
| explain the cost of migration from established document formats and 
| proprietary software to free alternatives is certainly a big bonus for 
| Vietnam. As such, the country's government can make a more objective decision 
| (assuming that the proprietary software vendors don't resort to "dirty 
| tricks" in order to win contracts) about the direction of its IT future and 
| about the best solution for its educational system. Indeed, Linux and open 
| source software do seem to have a bright future in Vietnam; the country has a 
| well-educated population and the few hotbeds of Linux activity, such as Hacao 
| Linux and the Linux user groups in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, should provide 
| enough reasons for Linux to prosper.           


Quote for the day:

"Don’t encourage new, cross-platform Java classes, especially don’t help get
great Win 32 implementations written/deployed. [...] Do encourage
fragmentation of the Java classlib space."

                                --Ben Slivka, Microsoft


Ministry encourages open source software

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| HA NOI — The Ministry of Information and Communications has recommended that 
| state agencies use four open source software products – Open Office, 
| Thunderbird, Firefox and Unikey.  


The Haven for Linux

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| VietNamNet Bridge – It is the less-known name in the local information 
| technology industry, but Linux is poised to become the most-used solution for 
| the IT community, given the blessing from authorities.   


Vietnam Chooses Open Source to Offset Piracy

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| A ministry official refused to comment on whether the move was made as a 
| means of reducing software infringement in Vietnam or stimulating demand for 
| research.  


Hacao Classmate PC lands in Vietnam

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| With a 7” screen, its own version of Linux, 1GB of flash storage, a 900MHz 
| processor and 256MB of RAM it has landed in Vietnam for the low, low price of 
| $250, if you are a student. The screen has an 800×480 resolution and the 
| system has a 400MHz bus, I also left out the 802.11b/g WiFi that is stuffed 
| in there somewhere.    


Ministry encourages open source software

,----[ Quote ]
| The Ministry of Information and Communications has recommended state agencies 
| use four open source software products - Open Office, Thunderbird, Firefox 
| and Unikey.  


Hacao Classmate PC avaiable ! [and Vietnam grows on OpenOffice.org]

,----[ Quote ]
| Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
| Hot news from Vietnam here...


Students using PCLinuxOS in Vietnam

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| Finally, I decided to test PCLinuxOS with my students. Wow, amazing. Finally 
| a Linux distro that the majority of my students actually liked using. It ran 
| faster than any of the other Linux distros they tried and easily connected to 
| the internet from inside the school (they like to read Yahoo 360 blogs in 
| class). They figured out how to use Konquerer to browse around the different 
| directories in their laptops without me even telling them. As with Macbooks, 
| the Desktop GUI was easy to learn. Thus, I decided to use PCLinuxOS.      


Intel's OLPC-killer heads for Vietnamese retailers

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| The "Hacao Classmate PC" is based on Intel's Classmate PC design, and will 
| come pre-installed with Hacao Linux, a Vietnamese-language Linux distribution 
| based on Puppy Linux.   
`----      ^^^^^^^^^^^


Vietsoftware join forces with Asianux


Hacao Linux 2.16 Professional released


Sun shares its technology with Vietnam's open source community


State [Vietnam] promotes use of shareware


Vietnam gives priority to open source software


Open-source software offers affordable option


Open-source software offers affordable option

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| Reducing the widespread use of pirated software in Viet Nam will be
| an uphill struggle because of the high costs of legal software
| products, according to industry experts.
| But if shop owners, government offices and local consumers adopt
| open-source software -- which is essentially free -- piracy could fall 
| dramatically, they added.
| [...]
| The government may in the future set up a unit within the Department
| of Post and Telematics that would assist consumers in the use of
| open-source software.


My Vietnamese Students used PC-BSD

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| Most of them were successful though all preferred doing their projects in 
| Linux, that is what they told me. The bash shell in PCLinuxOS, according to 
| them, was easier since it told them which directory they were in. In short, 
| they got used to seeing $ /usr/home/guest/Desktop in PCLinuxOS while in 
| PC-BSD, they only saw $. pwd I kept telling them :)    


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