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Times of India: Linux lines up to bridge digital divide

Nov 06, 2000, 01:37 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Satya Prakash Singh)

"BANGALORE: When India Inc. is grappling with `digital divide', Linux, the free operating systems which is giving sleepless nights to Microsoft, has come up with a solution."

"Experts feel Linux is best suitable for a situation like India where this open operating system can bring in life to those old machines which are lying un-used and obsolete in various godowns."

"Atul Chitnis, director of Exocore Consulting and the person who is spearheading Linux awareness movement in India believes that in such a situation, Linux fits in beautifully. 'Even the weaker machines like 486 or Pentium which are available in abundance and people are reluctant to use it because they are redundant, can be able to to run the operating systems like Win 2000 on it by the help of Linux,' Chitnis explained."

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