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Watching Linux Grow in the Islands of Andaman and Nicobar

Dec 13, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Swapan Karmakar)

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"In the last eight months, the islands of Andaman and Nicobar have witnessed tremendous development in the IT sector, especially in the case of open source and Linux. Those I call the 'IT people of Andaman' have been reluctant to implement and explore the benefits of open source software in the past. Some still are.

"But the growing popularity of Linux within India is amazing. Many of the top multi-national corporations (MNCs) with projects in Andaman are using Linux as their major platform. These choices have shifted the minds of IT people here from Windows-based software to Linux-based software--but not much as I might have expected..."

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