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Times of India: Oppn Soft on Linux, Wants No Windows

Apr 28, 2003, 17:00 (1 Talkback[s])

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"In a sign that the cyber age has well and truly dawned inside Parliament, the Opposition on Thursday warned the government against the Microsoft monopoly over software.

"It urged that open source software like Linux be given preference in official procurement.

"The government, they said, should not insist on proprietary software while issuing tenders for computers, since open source software is available at one-tenth or even one-twentieth the cost of proprietary software like Windows..."

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