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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

And to start the New Year, here is some interesting news from India...tens of thousands of government computers switching to Linux! :-)

From the article: "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 have already dispatched 6,500 Linux systems to village panchayats and another 6,100 Acer desktop systems with Suse Linux operating systems are on their way. We are procuring 20,000 desktop systems for schools, which will run only on Suse Linux... I require at least 500 trainers to train 30,000 state officials across Tamil Nadu in the next six months."

And as for the REAL story about the Gates Foundation et al...