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The Hindu Business Line: Will Linux rule at Microsoft's expense?

Dec 12, 2000, 21:35 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rukmini Priyadarshini)

"This former preserve of 'wireheads' is being invaded by the technology giants. Eager to get on the Linux bandwagon, IBM released its Lotus Notes for Linux; SAP established that its SAP R3 runs best on it; and Oracle announced that Linux is its favoured operating system...."

"With Linux readying to dominate the technology scene, where are Indian software companies positioned? India has not even seen the tip of the software exports iceberg, says Mr Atul Chitnis, writer, Linux enthusiast and Director, Exocore Consulting."

"'An application being written for Windows is for a dying market,' he adds. According to him, even if India's software developers are not catering to the market of the future, their customers are."

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