Indian Courts Go For GNU/Linux

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.

See ubuntu site:nic.in court – Google Search

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.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

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3 Responses to Indian Courts Go For GNU/Linux

  1. Dr Loser says:

    And let’s consider the interesting evidence right at the bottom of that report, Robert.

    GSSS Khudda Ali Sher has reported 21 out of 21 computers as non-functional, which requires further confirmation

    All 21? This sounds like a case for the Caped Window-Cleaner!

    No doubt this is the sad consequence of using TOOS, Robert. Nothing to do with general incompetence or hardware aging.

    Fly, fly, O Scarlet Caped One, and report back on the Dreadful Truth of Khudda Ali Sher!

    I’d recommend emailing them with a polite question, but obviously this is going to be a slight problem, given 100% IT breakdown.

    Perhaps you could issue the Batty Signal? It works for Gotham.

  2. Dr Loser says:

    I presume you get your figure of 145 PCs “not running” from the pie chart (and the sample population of 1090), Robert. Where you get the idea that the major issue was “keeing TOOS running” is anybody’s guess.

    Oh, wait.

    Let me guess.

    Pure spiteful bigotry, I would guess. Nothing to do with the fact that the median PC age appears to be 6 to 8 years old.

    One could claim, with equal evidential backing (ie none whatsoever) that the root cause of the problem was indeed the equivalent of your tortuous experiences in Easterville — to whit, the teachers involved were equally as incompetent at the job of maintaining a small network of computers as you were.

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