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Deccan Chronicle/Mandriva.blogspot: Tamil Nadu (India) May Shut Door on Microsoft

Jan 03, 2007, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])

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"The Tamil Nadu government, which is on a fast-track pushing the state to the top in the Indian IT sector, has almost shut its door on the software giant, Microsoft, preferring the Open Source Systems (OSS) for reasons of costs and easy migrating capabilities.

"'Initially, 99 per cent of government systems have been running on Microsoft systems but then 2007 will be a watershed year for the state IT sector. We are fast migrating to Linux operating systems which are so much cheaper and can be operated at low cost, besides offering continuous updates and freedom from viruses,' says Mr C. Umashankar, managing director of state-owned ELCOT..."

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