One of the neat things about Google+ is that it’s a global forum where people from everywhere share information. I am keenly interested in how people in diverse lands use GNU/Linux. I have been following the adventures of ELCOT, an Indian governmental organizations spreading IT. They distributed many thousands of dual-boot PCs to students with both GNU/Linux and that other OS. It turns out that students are removing that other OS because it is a malware-magnet and because they can do what they do with GNU/Linux.
“the students, realised after using the two operating systems that, windows is prone to virus attacks and Linux is robust. 🙂 and few educational institues also encouraged students to remove windows and to retain linux because the linux which comes with the free laptops are coming with some really good educational packs.”
I hope this information reaches the upper echelons of ELCOT so they will avoid wasting resources on that other OS. They have done many roll-outs of GNU/Linux and should have been aware there was no need for that other OS in Indian IT. I have been a student in organizations that used that other OS and was able to function better than my classmates because there were no artificial barriers between me and my PC. I could use it as a server, for instance, with no additional licence.