21% of Japanese companies and 33% of US companies use open source OS

21% of Japanese companies are currently using open source operating systems, while 22% either have plans to deploy, or are considering plans to deploy them, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan reported. 33% of US companies have adopted open-source OSs. As far as the reasons for switching to open source, 66% said open-source OSs have low initial costs, while 47.8% said the software has low operating costs.