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CXOtoday: Teenager Develops User Friendly GNU Linux OS

May 21, 2005, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Julia Fernandes)

"Obstacles such as financial constraints, very minimum PC resources, did not in any way deter the grit of Kerala-based, 15-year old Sarath Lakshman from developing SLYNUX--a highly user-friendly GNU/Linux operating system designed for beginners. A completely self-taught person, who has never stepped into a computer-learning institute in his lifetime, his tale is one of guts and more guts.

"Speaking to CXOtoday, Lakshman recollected, 'I had first heard about GNU/Linux when I was a computer (Windows user) from standard eight. However, I was advised by tech-savvy people that only experts could use it...'"

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