A free and powerful OS would be just what is needed by users in
India, traditionally considered a Unix country. Although Win NT is
the fastest growing commercial platform in the country, Linux has
the status of being the fastest growing OS globally. In India, as
per estimates, around 10,000 users are using Linux as the primary
OS. High-profile institutions, which spearhead the IT growth in
India, like the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, are already
using the freeware.