Reuters: Indian Linux Enthusiasts in Upbeat Mood
Dec 07, 2002, 08:30 (15 Talkback[s])
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"Nearly 2,000 supporters of the Linux operating system rounded
off a three-day conference in India's technology capital this week,
pleased with its growing corporate use and strong backing by
heavyweights like IBM...
"Enthusiasts said a four-day visit by Microsoft Chairman Bill
Gates last month drew welcome attention to Linux, which is
challenging Microsoft's popular Windows...
"'No one could have possibly arranged for more publicity for the
open source movement and its importance than Bill Gates coming and
giving $400 million to fight Linux,' said Atul Chitnis, an adviser
to the Bangalore Linux Users Group whose conference ended on