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Open IT: Govt to Rewrite Source Code in Linux
Wednesday, October 09 2002 @ 11:30 AM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
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Related News NEW DELHI: If the Chinese have IT, get it. The Indian government seems to be taking a leaf out of China's operating system, and is planning a countrywide drive to promote the open source operating system, Linux, as the 'platform of choice' instead of 'proprietary' solutions.

For proprietory, read Microsoft, which controls over 90% of the desktop software market.

The Department of Information Technology has already devised a strategy to introduce Linux and open source software as a de-facto standard in academic institutions, especially in engineering colleges through course work that encourages use of such systems.

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