Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) is slowly gaining popularity in Philippine universities. UP and Ateneo are at the forefront in adopting FOSS into the curricula, especially in IT-related courses. As for secondary schools, Xavier School's migration to open source started seven months ago and is still a work in progress. Among the reasons cited for replacing proprietary software like Microsoft Windows with a free and open source operating system like Linux was poor customer service. Some benefits that have been enjoyed so far are the huge savings in software licences and systems becoming more liable.
If that is the case, it is only a matter of time when FOSS will begin to dominate. What was previously thought impossible - Microsoft losing whatever head start it gained over the years - may soon become reality. Meantime, the more the merrier!