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LinuxNews.com: Linux Taking Hold in India

Oct 18, 2000, 20:52 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Head)

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"Linux has been making an impact in one economically troubled country after another--and India, it seems, is next on that growing list...."

"Technology companies in India need to develop and deliver products on Linux and also provide training and support for Linux," Godse writes. "A good way to seed Linux is to start programmes in colleges to distribute Linux and train the students on this alternative OS."

"But Godse revealed to LinuxNews.com that Linux's impact spreads much further than the education arena. "Linux could greatly impact the small and medium size businesses by enabling them to use the full power of all the free software available on Linux," Godse says. "A comparative Windows solution would be way outside their budget." Linux enables smaller businesses to access Web servers, mail servers, and other technologies that might otherwise be well outside their price range, Godse adds."

"Atul Chitnis, of the Linux user group (LUG) association Linux India, agrees. "Linux enables people to develop on low-cost platforms for eventual deployment under a `big' UNIX system," he writes on the Linux-India.org site. "In India, where costs and rapid obsolescence of hardware can play havoc with a company's finances, this makes for an attractive proposition."

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