Indian admins love Linux, users stuck on Windows
The Indian ICT market was hit pretty hard by the global financial crisis. Although the country’s tech economy avoided going into a recession, growth fell from around 30 percent in 2008 to just five percent last year. In 2010, a healthy rebound is expected.
India’s uneven distribution of wealth, creaking transport and telecommunications infrastructure, combined with a massive army of highly skilled workers, means admins face some very unique challenges.
Microsoft took a bit of a bashing from panelists at the Indian Roundtable, attracting complaints for its complex and inflexible licensing policies.
Yogesh Dhandharia, administrator from manufacturing company Rashi Peripherals, said his entire organization was using Microsoft desktops and servers–but only because a planned migration to Linux had failed.
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