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AP/Boston Herald: Gates: Microsoft to Invest $1.7B in India

Dec 07, 2005, 14:30 (13 Talkback[s])

"Microsoft Corp. plans to invest $1.7 billion [€1.45 billion] in India and add 3,000 jobs in the country over the next four years, nearly doubling the world’s largest software company’s work force here, Chairman Bill Gates said Wednesday...

"The company also said it plans to release an edition of its Windows operating system designed specifically for India and available in nine Indian languages--a move that could be aimed at fending off challenges from cheaper open-source operating systems, like Linux..."

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