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ReallyLinux: Linux in Asia: A Divergent Reality

Oct 14, 2004, 02:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"A key driving factor for India's success and the uncanny and very astute decisions made at governing levels is to embrace Open Source and Linux without losing any footing regarding the proprietary software market.

"Linux is pervasive in India to the point in which students at top national academies are grounding their software engineering skills on the Linux OS. Today, almost seven out of ten requests I receive for guidance using Linux come from India.

"Yet, there is a major dissimilarity between the software technology boom in India and the industry in China. Why...?"

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