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

Oct 27, 2004, 19:45 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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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