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Philippines use Ubuntu-based voting machines in recent election

Yesterdays election in the Philippines was notable for several reasons — not least of which was the introduction of a new electronic voting system in which Ubuntu has played a vital — but invisible — role managing the Linux-based ROMs that do the actual counting.

Sadly the introduction of computerized vote counting was marred by repeated machine failures and large-scale errors, the most prominent of which resulted in the Presidential front-runner Benigo Aquino being unable to cast his vote due to a machine malfunction.

Either way the use of Ubuntu in this situation was neither the culprit or the cause but demonstrated once again the versatile deployment capabilities of Ubuntu.

Thanks to Paul :)

Picture: inquirer.net