- 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.