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[News] GNU/Linux in Bhutan, India's LinuxAsia Coming

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux in Bhutan, India's LinuxAsia Coming
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 14:09:28 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Help, I’m surrounded by librarians. :-)

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| In Bhutan, there’s a great desire to preserve the local language - Dzonghka - 
| against the encroachment of Mandarin Chinese. Local authorities wanted a 
| Dzonghka version of Windows, and raised some money to demonstrate a market 
| for the software, but weren’t able to persuade Microsoft to create the 
| product. But it wasn’t difficult to localize Linux, and there’s now Dzongkha 
| Linux, with support for Open Office, GAIM, Mozilla and other key pieces of 
| software.      


Also, in India:

Open Source India Week Kicks off from February 11  

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| For the last four years, LinuxAsia was India's biggest Linux and Open Source 
| event. This year it has grown even bigger and, has adopted a new name--Open 
| Source India Week 2008 (OSIW). OSIW will be held across three cities - New 
| Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore - from February 11 to15, 2008.    



Dzongkha Debain Linux: Made for Bhutanese

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| The department of information and technology has come up with an operating 
| system called the Dzongkha Debain Linux, an updated version of the Dzongka 
| Linux developed in June 2006. The Dzongkha Debain Linux, which was launched 
| on August 28, according to DIT officials, can be installed in any type of 
| computers or can be used with a Live CD.     


Kerala On Linux Express Highway

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| The Linux slip-road that the state took is slowly becoming an
| express highway.
| [...]
| If we twist Napoleon's quote on China a bit, we can safely say, "Linux is a 
| sleeping giant, let it sleep, because when Linux moves the world moves!"



Indian schools to use homebrew Debian distro

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| IT@School GNU/Linux is a customized, single-CD distribution that includes
| the applications typically required by a high school student or teacher,
| according to the project. Apart from a wide range of typical desktop
| software, it also contains educational programs such as TuxPaint,
| Ghemical, Kalzium, DrGeo, and Gcompris, school spokesperson Vimal Joseph
| told DesktopLinux.com.


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