Kerala Shuts Windows, Schools to Use Only Linux

“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…”