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Reuters: Indian Linux Enthusiasts in Upbeat Mood

Dec 07, 2002, 08:30 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Anshuman Daga)

"Nearly 2,000 supporters of the Linux operating system rounded off a three-day conference in India's technology capital this week, pleased with its growing corporate use and strong backing by heavyweights like IBM...

"Enthusiasts said a four-day visit by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates last month drew welcome attention to Linux, which is challenging Microsoft's popular Windows...

"'No one could have possibly arranged for more publicity for the open source movement and its importance than Bill Gates coming and giving $400 million to fight Linux,' said Atul Chitnis, an adviser to the Bangalore Linux Users Group whose conference ended on Thursday..."

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