India

Happy 60th birthday, India! Don’t forget to taste the freedom with Open source software. If you value independence go with Linux, Firefox and other open source software :) Today we gain independence from the United Kingdom and becomes an independent nation. Jawaharlal Nehru addresses the nation with the Indian Declaration of Independence and takes office […]

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This news is 100% true; I’ve witnessed lots of growth recently here in India, especially in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Many south states making it compulsory to use Linux and open source software for government funded project. Way back in 1999 I switched from Windows to Linux desktop because: => Cost => Virus issues => […]

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Classmate PC is a small, mobile learning-assistant and educational solution that Intel specially developed for students in emerging markets such as India, Mexico etc. The rugged learning device, designed to provide affordable, collaborative learning environments. This PC comes with Mandriva Linux (another good Linux desktop distro). A classmate PC is designed with a set of […]

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Wikipedia defines DST as follows: Daylight saving time (DST), also known as summer time in British English, is the convention of advancing clocks so that evenings have more daylight and mornings have less. Typically clocks are adjusted forward one hour in late winter or early spring and are adjusted backward in autumn. Details vary by […]

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ELCOT is a Government undertaking responsible in the promotion of Information Technology, Electronics in the State of Tamil Nadu, a southern state in India. Now they are moving to Linux and other open source project :D ELCOT decided in favor of open-source software because of its lower cost than proprietary software from Microsoft Corp. and […]

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The strong earth quake off Taiwan on Tuesday night that cut undersea cable brought down Internet and long distance telephone calls for several hours. At my work place we have several LL from VSNL and one of them went completely down. Thanks to some smart networking and routing traffic was routed via other providers. Most […]

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Red Hat magazine has published an article about common things in open source and India’s tradition of knowledge. Intellectual property. Who does it help? An Indian man examines his country’s history and concludes that shared knowledge benefits everyone. And the economy. From the article: Intellectual property. It’s one of the defining terms of the 21st […]

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