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Kerala Shuts Windows, Schools to Use Only Linux

Mar 06, 2008, 20:30 (8 Talkback[s])

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"Richard M Stallman--global free software guru, VS Achuthanandan's darling and almost a freewheeling adviser of sorts to the Kerala Government--may now have more reasons to break out into that jig that he abruptly did while being given a somberly reverential welcome in Kerala a few weeks ago.

"Kerala is all set to become the first state in the country to completely banish Microsoft and allow only GNU/Linux free software to be used in the mandatory IT test at the state SSLC examinations that half a million students will appear for from next week. Till last year, they could take the exam using either free software or the Microsoft platform. Not anymore..."

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