Kerala logs Microsoft out

Posted on in Categories Linux desktop, News last updated August 27, 2006

Kerala is a state on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India. Kerala government decided to use Linux instead of M$ platform. Children in 12,500 high schools in the state, India’s most literate, will not be taught Windows. Instead, instructors are lining up Linux for them. This is because Kerala has chalked out a plan for migrating its high school students to free software platforms in three years.

FTA, “Free software guru Richard Stallman’s visit last week had nudged the schools to discard the proprietary software altogether… Stallman has inspired Kerala’s transition to free software on the lines of an exciting model of a Spanish province, which did the same…” the minister said.

Read more at Financialexpress

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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