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[News] Many Ballnux Success Stories in the Indian Press

  • Subject: [News] Many Ballnux Success Stories in the Indian Press
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 02:58:21 +0000
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Clustering on SUSE Linux

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| HRI employs SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to 
| power its supercomputing clusters, enabling 
| globally recognized research projects in 
| cosmology, high-energy physics and 
| condensed matter physics, writes Nivedan 
| Prakash


Managing data center migration

,----[ Quote ]
| Gupta added that PlateSpin Migrate enabled 
| them to take snapshots of their systems and 
| move them across a 155 Mbps line to new 
| hardware in the new facility, âWe moved 
| each server during weekends on a four-week 
| cycle, preparing the target platform and 
| then using PlateSpin Migrate to migrate the 
| data. The whole migration was completed 
| within six months, with no significant 
| disruption to users.â


Moving towards an improved desktop environment

,----[ Quote ]
| The migration from Microsoft Windows to 
| SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop at ING Life, 
| India has generated considerable cost 
| savings for the company. The company has 
| also gained a faster and more stable 
| working environment.



Indian Government takes a lead in getting FOSS in Education

,----[ Quote ]
| Open Source is getting bigger by the day in India. Success stories such as
| Tamil Nadu going completely open source, NRCFOSS and CDAC launching Debian
| based BOSS Linux distribution tailored for India in many Indian languages and
| the recent steps by Gujarat State Education Board(GSEB) to give 50% weightage
| to Open Source and Linux in Computer subject across all streams (Science,
| Commerce and Arts).


Ubuntu Kaipidi Thozhargal - Across Tamil Nadu

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| Ubuntu Kaippidi Thozhargal has been successfully put into practice from now
| on. We launched the scheme two months ago calling for volunteers who could
| hand over Ubuntu CDs in their cities/ town/ village if there is a demand.


Microsoft tactics push India toward Linux

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| One of India's 28 states plans to distribute 100,000 Linux laptops to
| students there. It sounds like Tamil Nadu's volume purchasing agent decided
| to use Linux exclusively after being put off by Microsoft's bundling tactics
| for academic users.
| [...]
| Though it could be sour grapes at having its unbundled OS proposal scuppered
| by Microsoft, ELCOT now says it recommends only Linux. On its website, the
| organization says, "ELCOT has been using SUSE Linux and Ubuntu Linux
| operating systems on desktop and laptop computers numbering over 2,000 during
| the past two years and found them far superior as compared to other operating
| systems, notably the Microsoft Operating System."



Linux gets clicking in TN govt projects

,----[ Quote ]
| The global debate of proprietary software versus open source has
| caught up in the government agencies in Tamil Nadu too. However,
| open-source Linux operating system (OS) seems to have found its
| way into almost all the upcoming government IT projects.


PC resellers strike against Microsoft in India

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| Stop harassment over piracy or we move to Linux...
| [...]
| "We have been approached by dealers in other states who are also
| being harassed by Microsoft," Randeri said. "If Microsoft does
| not cooperate, we will tell our dealers to migrate to Linux."


India can live without Microsoft

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| More than 6,500 Linux systems have already been packed off to
| villages and another 6,100 Acer desktop systems with Suse on
| their way.
| Umashankar said that more than 20,000 desktop systems will be
| installed in schools that will only run on Suse. All ELCOT
| servers will run on Redhat. ELCOT expects to train 30,000
| government officials in Linux and Open Office too.


First phase of Korea's open-source city is high success

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| Following the trend of open source adaptation in major cities worldwide,
| one of the major Korean cities, Gwangju Metropolitan City, successfully
| jumped onto the open source transition, receiving spotlight from related
| industry.


LiMux The Penguin: Deep into Munich's Linux F/OSS migration

,----[ Quote ]
| Munich's Linux migration has been a publicity frenzy, a
| software patent poster child, and the subject of a debate
| on the role of government in technology mandates. Now it's
| a real-life IT project, and the key to success is training,
| management, and replacing 170 non-Linux applications.
| [...]
| Now, after enormous criticism and a nearly complete halt,
| it's becoming a successful migration if for very important
| reasons: it's going well, quietly, and on plan.


Ten of the biggest Dutch municipalities say 'enough!' to Microsoft

,----[ Quote ]
| Therefore, the conclusion is, open source in the Netherlands goes
| from the bottom to the top. It might have to do with influence: It
| is far easier for companies like Microsoft to influence/lobby the
| 'one' federal government, than it is to influence about 460
| different municipalities. Slowly and a bit hesitant, but surely -
| and rather unstoppable, open source and open standards are making
| its way in the Dutch government.


Visually challenged professional on a mission

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| He is in the city on an invitation from the Electronics Corporation of Tamil
| Nadu (ELCOT) to install the Orca open source (Linux) and free software for
| use by the visually handicapped persons and to educate ELCOT officials.
| Incidentally, the Stateâs Rehabilitation Department had given Rs. 5 lakh to
| the ELCOT for purchase of a computer.
| âI have been using proprietary software since 1988 and have moved to
| non-proprietary software since 2000, as it gave the much needed freedom. The
| proprietary software is costlier than the costliest laptops. The users are
| under the mercy of software firms, since they are not allowed to carry out
| customisation as per their needs. Hence, I started popularising Ubuntu, a
| community developed operating system on open source,â he said at the
| inaugural session on Monday.

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