According to fossbytesAfter Microsoft officially ended its technical support for Windows 7, the South Korean government drafted a strategy to move away from its reliance on Windows 7 using a Linux-based open-source operating system to replace Windows 7 altogether.
Last May,South Korean government announces migration from Windows to Linux 。 Subsequently, the Ministry of public administration and security plans to fully adopt open OS for all public institutions and local governments by 2026. Open OS is an open source operating system, which can be used for free by anyone, and can also be modified or checked freely.
According to the report of South Korean private media newsisThe Ministry of Defence of South Korea is already using the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Harmonica 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.
South Korea's government ministries and agencies aim to replace the Windows operating system to get rid of dependence on certain companies and reduce the high budget for technical support.
In addition, South Korea's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology intends to switch over the next few months to the Desktop Services to use the Internet to remotely access data centers in a private cloud-based virtual PC environment to meet the need to use OpenOS in a 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.