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Legislators in Kerala, India work better with Ubuntu laptops

Mar 10, 2011, 19:04 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Alaukik for this link. ]

"The Government of Kerala wanted to provide 141 members of its legislative assembly with new laptop computers to help increase productivity and collaboration. Working with Canonical partner Zyxware Technologies and the active support of the Free Software Community in Trivandrum, it equipped the new machines with Ubuntu Desktop Edition and the OpenOffice.org suite of office productivity tools.

"By choosing to deploy free and opensource Software (FOSS) over proprietary systems, the Government of Kerala has saved tens of thousands of dollars in licensing fees. End users are delighted with their new Ubuntu laptops, which are feature-rich, highly secure and easy to use."

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