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Re: Big Win for GNU/Linux in India, Major Blow to the Abusive Monopolist

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Monday 14 Nov 2011 11:23 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> BOSS to shut out Windows
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| After a request from the Union Ministry of Comm-unications and Information
>>| Technology, the state governmentâs Information Technology department has
>>| decided to say goodbye to Microsoft Windows.
>>| According to a government order dated Nove-mber 9, the IT department would
>>| use the BOSS (Bharat Operating Sys-tem Solutions) operating system, which is
>>| a free and open source computer operating system dev-eloped by the National
>>| Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Soft-ware of India.
>>| All systems of the IT department will use BOSS from Monday.
>> `----
>> http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/cities/chennai/boss-shut-out-windows-247
> But, but, I thought Ballmer was Pukka Sahib!
>    According to IAS Uma Shankar, since Linux updates itself, it never
>    becomes obsolete. âIt is stable and does not slow down your system.
>    It also comes with lots of downloadable freebies and is completely
>    secure. I have been using it for a decade now and find it very cool.â
> Pretty close to my sentiments, minus the Freedom bit that is so
> important.
> ----------------------
> Heh:  The following fortune reminds me of a similar joke, where the head
>       gets a body, runs out in front of a bus, gets killed, with the
>       moral "Quit while you're a head."

I'm sure the EDGI squad is already preparing to bribe the "right" people.

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