Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Government Department Ditches Windows, Moves to PCLinuxOS

Filed under
PCLOS

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.

Full Story.



More in Tux Machines

Red Hat News

Fedora: The Latest

  • Korora 22 Flash Update
    As we announced when Korora 22 was released, Adobe Flash is no longer included by default.
  • Fedora repository for Doom stuff: Zandronum, Doomseeker, CnDoom
    I had a bit of free time over the last few days, and looked at the current state of the art for Doom on Linux. The awesome Rahul Sundaram has been looking after several Doom-related packages for a while – including the Chocolate Doom package – but there are some things that seem to be commonly used these days that we didn’t have packaged. So I packaged them up, and put them in a new repository!
  • CUDA 7.0 enabled programs for Fedora 22
    I’ve udpated the CUDA version in the Fedora 22 Nvidia repository, it now contains CUDA 7.0.28 along with the cuFFT 7.0.35 patch. Note that from this version, CUDA is x86_64 bit compatible only, so there are no more i386 packages. There is still the cudart library available for 32 bit, but I don’t think it’s worth packaging.
  • Secure Boot — Fedora, RHEL, and Shim Upstream Maintenance: Government Involvement or Lack Thereof
    Note that there are parts of this chain I’m not a part of, and obviously linux distributions I’m not involved in that support Secure Boot. I encourage other maintainers to offer similar statements for their respective involvement.
  • Remi repository is changing
    The "remi" repository exists for > 10 years, it have changed a lot, and some recent changes worth to be explained.

Android Leftovers

Leftovers: OSS