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Indian Banks switching to Linux, rather than taking extended Windows XP Support

India will never feed Microsoft for providing extra support to the older version; rather they’ll switch over to free open source software BOSS Linux (Bharat Operating System Solutions) in the days to come when Microsoft stops providing technical assistance for Windows XP.

India has around 115,000 ATMs across the country at present and the counts will go up in coming days, but the end of life for XP will not affect banks and functioning of ATMs as the financial institutions across the country are well prepared for life without the much popular OS, according to the Indian Banks Association (IBA).

“Banks are definitely well prepared and the industry is seized of the matter. I am very sure that you will not see a problem where ATMs or bank counters are shut because of this,” chief executive MV Tanksale said.