CXOtoday: Teenager Develops User Friendly GNU Linux OS
May 21, 2005, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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...'"