Linux Operating Systems Up In India

I know a few things about India but I’ve never lived there:

  • it’s a mix of ancient civilizations,
  • it’s huge,
  • it’s diverse,
  • it’s densely populated in parts, and
  • it’s hot.

Today, I added another item to the list. That Other OS (TOOS) runs only a small fraction of web-browsers in India. 20% is tiny compared to other parts of the world. I guess that’s because small cheap smartphones are what the majority of people can afford. I guess that’s because desktops and notebooks are only for the richest/busiest. Everyone else uses a standard smartphone which tends to be running Android/Linux.

It helps that government policy favours */Linux. It helps that many schools use */Linux. It’s a nearly perfect environment to break a monopoly based on cheating decades ago. It gives India a huge advantage in IT for the future, not being anchored to ancient technology designed to enrich and empower greedy bastards.

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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