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Groklaw: In India, Red Hat Shows SCO the Door and Darl Talks Turkey, in French

Oct 27, 2003, 01:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"'It is Linux time for the financial sector. Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), the largest insurance company of the country, is implementing Linux, the open source code operating system, replacing SCO Unix across its 2,048 branches... Said Mr H Nanda, deputy secretary, software development centre, IT department, LIC, 'We chose Linux over some popular proprietary OS like Windows as we wanted to run all our existing in-house applications without spending much and at the same time did not want to be tied to license based OS. We will have the necessary freedom in future to develop various applications according to customers' requirements.'

"'LIC officials believe that by choosing Linux the company will save a huge amount of money in terms of licence fees, minimum use of third party applications and customisation cost of existing applications.'

"So it's bye bye, SCO. Hello, Red Hat..."

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