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The Economic Times: Open IT: Govt to Rewrite Source Code in Linux

Oct 09, 2002, 16:00 (10 Talkback[s])

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"If the Chinese have IT, get it. The Indian government seems to be taking a leaf out of China's operating system, and is planning a countrywide drive to promote the open source operating system, Linux, as the 'platform of choice' instead of 'proprietary' solutions.

"For proprietory, read Microsoft, which controls over 90% of the desktop software market.

"The Department of Information Technology has already devised a strategy to introduce Linux and open source software as a de-facto standard in academic institutions, especially in engineering colleges through course work that encourages use of such systems..."

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