[News] Linux, Microsoft tussle in India

Peter Georgaras pgeorgar at bigpond.net.au
Tue Dec 10 17:01:06 CST 2002

Linux, Microsoft tussle in India

By Reuters
December 6, 2002, 9:27 AM PT

BANGALORE, India--Nearly 2,000 supporters of Linux rounded off a three-day 
conference in India's technology capital this week, pleased with the 
operating system's growing corporate use and strong backing by heavyweights 
like IBM.

Linux supporters said a four-day visit by Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates 
last month drew welcome attention to Linux, which is challenging 
Microsoft's popular Windows.

Microsoft, which announced $400 million in Indian investments, says Linux 
cannot match Windows in terms of security and convenience. Supporters of 
Linux, which no one owns, emphasize the free software's flexibility and 
cost advantage.


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