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ExpressIndia: Love, Peace and Linux

Mar 29, 2004, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Indranil Chakraborty)

"'Love, Peace and Linux,' an IBM banner proclaims at New York's Times Square. Across the seven seas and 13 rivers, in the land of the Mahatma, Linux is engulfing India's computing environment thus creating lot of discomfort to companies like Microsoft.

"Why Linux? Talk to Mr Arjun Mukherjee, chief technical architect of Virtusa (India) Pvt Ltd, a unit of a US-based global IT consultancy firm working in finance, telecom and retail. The company has set up its first Linux consultancy centre at Hyderabad, where around 80-100 people will work on Linux-based software applications, services and support for big as well as large companies. It has 1,100 people working at its Hyderabad unit, with another 600 in Colombo..."

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