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Government Department Ditches Windows, Moves to PCLinuxOS

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has successfully completed User's Training on Free open Source System (FOSS) and PC Linux to equip its staff and employees in Bicol the basic features of PCLinuxOS.

The training was conducted in three batches with the 1st batch conducted on March 19-24; batch 2 on March 26-30; and 3rd batch completed on April 1-17.

According to DSWD Bicol regional director Jim Rebustillo, the DSWD is the first government agency in Bicol to shift from WindowsOS to Open-source Software. Open-source software is a computer software whose source code is available under a copyright license that permits users to study, change and improve the software and to redistribute it in modified or unmodified form.

It is the most prominent example of open source development. The training included introduction to Open Source and installation of PCLinuxOS; Using OpenOffice.org Writer, Using OpenOffice.org Calc and Using OpenOffice.org Impress. A workshop on its features was the final activity completed by the participants on the final day of the training program.

With the users training completed, the department is now ready to its full migration from WindowsOS to PCLinuxOS.

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