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The Economic Times: 'Linux Market in India is Strongest in the Region'

Oct 15, 2002, 07:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"More and more national and local governments, the world over, are turning to Linux-based open software because of all the advantages it offers. IBM, which has a number of government customers, is focusing strongly on its Linux business.

"David N. Barnes, vice-president--government programs, IBM World Trade Asia Corporation, discusses with Sobha Menon the future of Linux systems.

"IBM is focusing a lot on Linux-based solutions for its government customers. What kind of interest do you see among governments for Linux-based systems?

"Governments and public sector organisations are some of our most high-profile users of Linux-based systems. Over 75 IBM government customers are using Linux today, and over 130 other IBM government customers are currently looking at Linux for e-business solutions..."

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