Story link: http://www.goodnewsindia.com/index.php/sieve/article/kerala-takes-to-linux
30,000 computers in Kerala’s 12,500 schools teaching 1.5 million students, are switching from Microsoft’s Windows operating system in favour of the open source Linux. Microsoft offered ‘a competitive pricing-value model’ at Rs1,250 to 1,500 per copy. Linux more than matched it: its free! Education Minister M A Baby however said his greater concern was longer-term consequence of Microsoft’s dominance.
This development follows the Life Insurance Corporation switching to Linux in 2005 and saving $2 million. BusinessWeek: “Linux spreads its wings”