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The Hindu: Let Us Salute the Linux Localisers

“The previous edition of this column surveyed the options
available to lay computer users who wanted to install one of the
Linux distributions on their desktop. The report card clearly read
‘Could do better!’–most of the commercially available Linux
desktop offerings fell short when it came to recognising the range
of peripherals that the average user would like to install:
printers, modems, webcams, CD and DVD drives…

“However even as the Redhats, the SUSEs and the Sun Javas of the
Open Source distribution business are getting their act together,
application developers who create the compelling content that sits
on top of the Linux bedrock have not been idle. India has been, a
prolific place when it comes to creating Linux tools and
applications, particularly when it comes to Indian language
computing…”


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