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Yahoo/Reuters: Low-Cost Linux Gaining on Microsoft in India

Aug 12, 2003, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Anshuman Daga)

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"Vijay Shekhar, who runs a team of 60 people sending scores to cricket-crazy fans through India's booming cell phone networks, feared that using cheap Linux software for his business could cause problems.

"Instead, Shekhar says he loves the Linux operating system after paying only a tenth of the 400,000-rupee ($8,703) cost of the competing Windows package from Microsoft Corp.

"About 10 percent of India's personal computers will be sold with Linux rather than Microsoft operating systems by March, 2004, says Linux distributor Red Hat Inc, up from nothing in January..."

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