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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.
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.
Originally posted by vivekanand.s
Well even the state governments are going the Open Way
Kerala's open source initiatives are commendable and inspiring.
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.
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.
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