From time to time we read that governments don’t whole-heartedly move to GNU/Linux. India is different. Even their courts, full of serious conservative people are sending everyone to school for a day or two with their laptops to practise using Ubuntu GNU/Linux for desktop work and a Court Information System.
Other government departments are kicking the tires of BOSS GNU/Linux.
Examples are the schools of Chandigarh in 2014.
In a sample of 1090 PCs:
- 24.6 % of PCs used GNU/Linux
- 5% of PCs dual boot GNU/Linux and That Other OS
- 70.4% still used That Other OS
Major issues were keeping TOOS running. Of the sampled schools, 145 PCs were not running. A couple of schools had nearly half their PCs not running. Big issues were malware and even installing anti-malware software was not a given. It sounds a lot like Canada’s North where I overcame similar issues using GNU/Linux.