Government Planning to Replace Windows 7 with Linux, Not Windows 10
With support for Windows 7 coming to an end in January 2020, more and more organizations and governments across the world are expected to begin the transition to Windows 10 in the coming months.
But as far as the South Korean government is concerned, sticking with Windows is no longer an option, so the country is now gearing up for a massive move to Linux.
The reason is as simple as it could be, according to information published by The Korea Herald: the government aims for reduced costs, as paying for licenses would no longer be necessary.
While specifics on what Linux distro they want to embrace are not available, it looks like the first step towards this migration to the open-source world is a security audit that should help the government determine if their data is protected or not.
Windows 7 EOL set of January 14, 2020
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