The South Korean authorities is trying into an en-masse migration from Windows 7 to Linux, and based on native stories, the officers are eyeing the adoption of three completely different working programs throughout numerous businesses.

Windows 7 reached the top of help on January 14 this 12 months, and now the federal government needs to keep away from upgrading to Windows 10 to be able to minimize licensing prices, but additionally to cut back reliance on Microsoft.

One report signifies that the technique is to finish the migration to Linux by 2026, at which level Linux must be powering gadgets which can be used for Internet entry. If Windows continues to energy any computer systems, they should be used for intranet companies, that means they might be remoted from the remainder of the community the place entry from the surface is out there.

The Korean Postal Service will transfer from Windows 7 to TMaxOS, a Linux-based working system powered by South Korean software program firm TmaxSoft. This technically offers the federal government with extra management given the software program powering their gadgets is developed by a home agency.

Windows 10 seems to be a no-no

Other authorities departments have already moved a part of their fleets to Linux and are engaged on plans to develop the adoption to extra gadgets.

The Ministry of National Defense and National Police Agency, for instance, presently runs Harmonica OS 3.0, which is custom-made with a collection of Korean functions, whereas the Ministry of Public Administration and Security put in the locally-developed Gooroom Cloud OS based mostly on Debian.

Local officers anticipate to avoid wasting tens of millions of {dollars} by merely eliminating licensing prices, though historical past has proven that investing in employees coaching {and professional} help might generate extra bills within the brief time period.

For Microsoft, however, shedding such a high-profile buyer is actually unhealthy information, particularly as the corporate insists for Windows 7 gadgets to be upgraded to Windows 10. There’s a great probability, nevertheless, that Microsoft is already in talks with the South Korean authorities, so we actually shouldn’t be too shocked within the transition to Linux is finally deserted if an settlement between the 2 is reached.