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The Hindu: Let Us Salute the Linux Localisers

Nov 11, 2004, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Anand Parthasarathy)

"The previous edition of this column surveyed the options available to lay computer users who wanted to install one of the Linux distributions on their desktop. The report card clearly read 'Could do better!'--most of the commercially available Linux desktop offerings fell short when it came to recognising the range of peripherals that the average user would like to install: printers, modems, webcams, CD and DVD drives...

"However even as the Redhats, the SUSEs and the Sun Javas of the Open Source distribution business are getting their act together, application developers who create the compelling content that sits on top of the Linux bedrock have not been idle. India has been, a prolific place when it comes to creating Linux tools and applications, particularly when it comes to Indian language computing..."

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