Following the termination of Windows 7 technical support, South Korean Govt has drafted a strategy to replace Windows 7 dependency with a Linux-based open source OS at full scale.
In May last year, the Korean govt announced the migration from Windows to Linux. Subsequently, the Ministry of Public Administration and Security plans to adopt the Open OS fully for all public institutions and local governments by 2026.
Open OS is an open-source operating system that is free to use by anyone who can also modify or inspect the OS source code available freely.
According to the report by Newsis, the Ministry of National Defense is already using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS-based Harmonica OS and the Postal Service division is going to utilize TMAX OS.
But currently, Open OS lacks some software support that needs to be solved to run the essential productivity applications effectively.
The ministries and agencies are targetting to replace the Windows OS to eliminate the dependencies of certain companies and reduce the high budget for technical support.
The ministry also intends to switch to Desktop as a Service (DaaS) in the later months to support the Open OS in the private cloud using the Internet.
Hence, DaaS will save up to 72 percent of the cost of purchasing an existing PC, along with the reduction in the budget for additional support.
Via – Daum