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Old 01-28-2005, 11:57 AM   #1
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India Bridges Diggital Gap With Linux.


Please go to:
http://atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/GA28Df06.html
 
Old 01-30-2005, 10:20 AM   #2
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I've just watched a program on BBC about India and IT/Computing, They seem to have some sort of technology boom going on at the moment. Lets hope this benefits other developing nations as well.
 
Old 01-30-2005, 10:41 PM   #3
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India and China have almost one half or one third of the Global Population. If they all go Linux then this is the biggest boost for Linux. Hardware vendors will do very well to support Linux. Now with most manufacturing going to China and with them shifting to Linux, down the road, Linux compatible hardware is expected to flourish.

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Old 01-31-2005, 03:57 AM   #4
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Hi, all,
India is already going to opensource way ! Many compnies and opensource groups are working on Linux and sposoring many events. One example is that Indian Software giant Infosys was sponser of Linux Bangalore 2004 conf.

Thanks,
 
Old 01-31-2005, 10:24 AM   #5
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yes! linux is flourishing in INDIA and you can also see the growing no. of users here at LQ!!

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Old 02-26-2005, 03:15 AM   #6
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Well even the state governments are going the Open Way
Kerala's open source initiatives are commendable and inspiring.
 
Old 02-26-2005, 05:53 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by vivekanand.s
Well even the state governments are going the Open Way
Kerala's open source initiatives are commendable and inspiring.
can u post some links supporting the above statement

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Old 02-26-2005, 04:33 PM   #8
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<quote>
Originally posted by vivekanand.s
Well even the state governments are going the Open Way
Kerala's open source initiatives are commendable and inspiring.
</quote>
Hi,

I am from Kerala, but I stay in Bangalore. I was watching the telecast of question hour activities of our secretariat a few days back and happened to listen to this. The opposition was trying to accuse the ruling party of forcing the 10th Std. students to write their exam using MS software. There was a long debate which was ended by this question from Education minister of Kerala.

"How many of you use Linux in your office PCs? When the MLAs donated PCs to schools how many of you gave Linux pre-loaded PCs? I know only 3-4 did that."

And there was pin drop silence in the house.....

He then pointed out lack of training facilities in Linux and the fact that when IT was introduced in schools for the first time, Microsoft engineers were in the expert committee (This was done when the current opposition was in power).

In short, I just don't believe the quoted statement. Neither the ruling party nor the opposition in Kerala is interested in it (Well, this does not mean that our politicians were ever interested in anything thatís good for people). But, letís hope there will be one day when Linux will be used more widely by people of Kerala.

--Sarin
 
Old 02-27-2005, 01:08 AM   #9
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I totally agree on that

so lets bring LINUX more closer to masses
so that they themselves will demand linux trainig in schools

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Old 02-27-2005, 07:28 AM   #10
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Old IT equipment that can lead to clutter, environmental problems.
There are simple floppy Linux distros that can turn an old PC
into a Server. Such innovative recyling efforts may fuel the
growth of Linux.

Vijay
 
Old 02-27-2005, 08:51 AM   #11
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yes indeed

one area can be running dumb clients usinf LTSP
 
Old 02-27-2005, 09:51 AM   #12
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Such a move would be good. Here in North America several people just get rid of their old PCs.
Sometimes people find PCs even in dumpsters.

I have to be honest here. I threw a used 100 MHz
PC in the garbage about 5 years ago. It had
connection problems and also both floppy,
CDROM had died. Still someone could have
repaired it.

I have also thrown about 4 printers as it was
cheaper to buy a new one than to repair these and no one
wanted them. This even incldues one multifunction machine
that used to malfunction badly.

Today I know fairly better. But there are several
out there who prefer to chuck their old PC
(sometimes even due to virus problems)
and get a new one. To the Linux user all this
can be a blessing.

Vijay
 
Old 02-27-2005, 10:08 AM   #13
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yes u are right

maybe u are not aware of this but the indian governemnet has dropped duty on import of used PCs to india
this can make import of used PCs to india more cheaper
and these PCs can be put to a good use
and good example is at our lab at my university
the description is here

masand.sourceforge.net

regards
 
Old 02-27-2005, 10:54 AM   #14
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Yes, I am not aware of this drop in import tax.
Any links in this regard would be appreciated.

Here are somes sites in regards to recycling
computers in North America that my interest
you:
http://www.freebyte.com/

http://www.freebyte.com/free_computers/

Best Regards,

Vijay
 
Old 02-27-2005, 11:04 AM   #15
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have a look here

http://www.ieport.com/Cus2004/Tariff/not30.htm

and

http://www.emergic.org/collections/t...n_shourie.html

also the lnks u posted seem to be usefull,i intend ot make use of them if get to make some decisions

regards
 
  


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