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International Herald Tribune: Asian States See Open Source as Window of Opportunity

“In West Bengal, a tropical region in the northeast of India
best known for tea and tigers, students at 2,500 rural schools are
getting their first introduction to computers.

“But the software that gives them a window on the world will not
be Microsoft’s.

“After testing Microsoft products in 300 of the schools, the
regional Education Ministry said it decided to instead install
open-source software on 10,000 new computers, the first phase of an
even bigger project…”

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