After banning Coke and Pepsi, Kerala(a state in India) is distancing from Microsoft now.
Here on, nearly 1.5 million students in the 2,650 government and government-aided high schools in the state will no longer use the Windows platform for computer education. Instead, they have switched over to the free GNU/Linux software.
“We have decided that we will use only free software for computer education in Kerala schools. We have implemented the Linux platform in high schools; it will be implemented in other schools step by step,” Kerala Education Minister M A Baby told rediff.com.
They also started giving training of the Linux platform to around 56,000 teachers.
Linux PC dealers are excited about the government decision to promote Linux platforms in schools and also receiving lots of inquiries now.