IPS: IT Powerhouse Strikes Back
Jan 27, 2005, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ranjit Devraj)
"Anyone who doubts the power of Linux needs only to get hold of
a nifty, hand-held device that the Indian army plans to issue to
soldiers in its million strong army.
"It is unlikely that Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, ever
intended this open-source operating system to be put to military
use. But it is a mark of the robustness of this revolutionary
operating system that the Indian army is reposing faith on it--and
indeed, has now completed user trials on the device..."