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Linux.com: Why Does Linux Make Sense for India?

May 01, 2000, 00:47 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Prakash Advani)

"Why does Linux make sense for India? Does it really make sense? Let's find out."

"The open source movement has started and companies no more consider revenue in selling software. The new revenue model is in making money out of services. Linux helped to bring about this change. Moreover, it has brought about a paradigm shift in software delivery."

"When I first heard about Linux, I got a choice of installing it from a CD, from the hard disk, from the Internet, over the network, or creating floppies and installing them. I found Linux to be very flexible and easier to use compared to all the Unices that I had worked with before. Similarly, when non-profit organizations look at Linux, they say "it's free so might as well give it a try." Corporate managers know it will save them a lot of money."

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