Headline News
Secure Blackphone starts shipping (June 30, 2014 10:03 am)
Linux Mint KDE reviewed (June 24, 2014 2:06 pm)
Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” KDE released! (June 23, 2014 10:24 am)
7 Improvements The Linux Desktop Needs (June 21, 2014 12:48 am)
Windows XP died today.

Indian state drops Windows, switches to Linux

We all know that Microsoft is dropping support for Windows XP very soon, and, well, no one is very happy about it. In fact, it turns out, that a lot of people are switching platforms so they can avoid upgrading to Windows 8. That other platform is Linux.

It turns out that parts of India are following suit. They have fully abandoned Windows. Tamil Nadu has issued “a directive to local government departments asking them to switch over to open source software, in the wake of Microsoft’s decision to end support for Windows XP this month, reports ITWire.

Their reasoning is said to be that the hardware updates required to run Windows 8 would be too expensive to take place on a large scale. Of course, Microsoft had been expecting this recently, and have been working on an upgrade that would reduce the system requirements. Still, this doesn’t make up for all of the trouble caused by the change of the interface.

So, in replacement of Windows XP, the local governmental agencies are upgrading to “BOSS” a custom Linux distro that the government designed themselves. However, this is not a totally new phenomena. It turns out that Russia, in 2007, announced that all of it’s school computers were to run on linux. This is a growing trend as the requirements and interface continue to go downhill in Windows 8.

A full list of “Linux Adopters”, can be found here.

One of the most popular distros that has been used in education is Canonical’s branch distro edubuntu. This is used at schools in Macedonia, The Philippines, and Germany.

We are looking for aspiring bloggers and journalists for The Mukt. If you are interested, apply now!

However, no matter the distro, it seems that, across the globe, Linux is benefiting from Microsoft’s mistakes. With many countries switching over already, maybe we could be next.

Brooks Rady

I'm 13 year old dirty blond poet and writer with a love for science and math. My favorite programming languages are: C++, Python, and Haskell. As far as operating systems go, I am a hardcore Arch Linux user, however Ubuntu is always on my computer as well. In the future I aim to eventually code my own opensource OS. In the end, if it's open, I'm in.


  1. Pingback: Indian state drops Windows, switches to Linux | NYC Startup News

  2. Pingback: Indian state drops Windows, switches to Linux | My Blog

  3. Pingback: DTNS 2205 – Free Range Organic Europeans | Daily Tech News Show

  4. Pingback: DTNS 2205 – Free Range Organic Europeans | Tom Merritt .com

  5. Pingback: Latest Linux News | Dedicated IPs

  6. Pingback: DTNS 2205 – Free Range Organic Europeans | Tom Merritt All Audio Feed

  7. Pingback: London borough drops Windows, goes with Chromebooks, saves around £400,000 | Muktware

  8. Pingback: London borough drops Windows, goes with Chromebooks, saves around £400000 | londonborough.co.uk

  9. Pingback: Organizations are ditching Windows altogether and making the switch to Linux. – The Category5.TV Newsroom

  10. Pingback: Oakley Scalpel Sunglasses

  11. Pingback: plumber service

  12. Pingback: Sheet Set Size Queen Color B007ZJYS9I

  13. Pingback: Robern CB RC2436D4FP1 R3 Series Medicine Cabinet B00594G2ZY

  14. Pingback: InterDesign Mono 11 Liter Rectangular Frost B000R9ZGA8

  15. Pingback: ElitePeoples.RU

  16. Pingback: williams mws 12rcf reversible ratcheting combination b002n7v4vm 6889

  17. Pingback: seaklear skz u g commercial phosphate 1 gallon b004a9qt3e 2861

  18. Pingback: debuyer matera 3 2 quart stainless saute pan b003xu6row 8174

  19. Pingback: safavieh collection handmade chocolate 2 6 inch b005mvcpfu 6634

  20. Pingback: ihome bluetooth wireless speaker blue b00bps5934 6319

  21. Pingback: zuo lider office chair silver b003osmq1g 1018

  22. Pingback: where to buy men wallets

  23. Pingback: Туфли Fratelli Rossetti

  24. Pingback: Балетки Ballasox

  25. Pingback: Блуза UNQ

  26. Pingback: Ботильоны DV by Dolce Vita

  27. Pingback: Платье Vero Moda

  28. Pingback: Кардиган Stefanel

  29. Pingback: rubli sochi 2014

  30. Pingback: Where to buy center

  31. Pingback: Where can i buy

  32. Pingback: Where to buy center

  33. Pingback: Where can i buy

  34. Pingback: Where to buy center

  35. Pingback: logitech webcam business product 90 degree b00crjww2g 5135

  36. Pingback: g skill pc3 8500 channel 240 pin desktop b000xxuuxg 5963

  37. Pingback: mightytie mt4189 4 inch 100 count natural b00cbapsm2 3084

  38. Pingback: payday loans no verification

  39. Pingback: redwallet payday loan

  40. Pingback: installment loans examples

  41. Pingback: creative financing

  42. Pingback: cd secured loan

  43. Pingback: large payday loans

  44. Pingback: just loan

  45. Pingback: click here

  46. Pingback: click here

  47. Pingback: Trackback...

  48. Pingback: London borough drops Windows, goes with Chromebooks, saves around £400,000 | The Mukt

  49. Pingback: underbody lights

  50. Pingback: teen sex

  51. Pingback: killer deal

  52. Pingback: Read More

  53. Pingback: Queens Personal Injury Lawyer

  54. Pingback: work from home jobs

  55. Pingback: laptop repair

  56. Pingback: geo news live

  57. Pingback: מסוק על דלק

  58. Pingback: supra vaiders shoes uk

  59. Pingback: Yahoo is a great Search Engine

  60. Pingback: gospel

  61. Pingback: Bing is a gread Search Engine

  62. Pingback: Arnaque

  63. Pingback: Improve your writing

  64. Pingback: writing

  65. Pingback: .co.uk} is a nice Search Engine

  66. Pingback: Book of Ra Echtgeld spielen

  67. Pingback: Lowest Sale Daypacks For Traveling

  68. Pingback: how to make money fast

  69. Pingback: Ariana Grande Naked Photo

  70. Pingback: yacht charter

  71. Pingback: House Music

  72. Pingback: cell phone unlock code

  73. Pingback: facebook password cracker

  74. Pingback: limo hire

  75. Pingback: Stores

  76. Pingback: frankincense essential oil

  77. Pingback: Bing is a gread Search Engine

  78. Pingback: Philadelphia Search Engine Optimization Expert

  79. Pingback: email processing jobs without investment

  80. Pingback: search engine marketing business

  81. Pingback: quick ways to make money

  82. Pingback: pay day loans

  83. Pingback: Meat

  84. Pingback: Bing is a gread Search Engine

  85. Pingback: data entry jobs

  86. Pingback: google.co.uk is a nice Search Engine

  87. Pingback: Bing is a gread Search Engine

  88. Pingback: Bing is a gread Search Engine

  89. Pingback: google.co.uk is a great Search Engine

  90. Pingback: glass cleaning

  91. Pingback: manhattan beach sheepsheadbay

  92. Pingback: handy man

  93. Pingback: news

  94. Pingback: Bing is a gread Search Engine

  95. Pingback: wealth management gold

  96. Pingback: best web hosting companies

  97. Pingback: social exchange

  98. Pingback: classic cars burnouts

  99. Pingback: Youtube to mp3

  100. Pingback: Bing is a gread Search Engine

  101. Pingback: Pinganillo

  102. Pingback: Pinganillo para exámenes

  103. Pingback: Maryland Web Design

  104. Pingback: Photo re touching

  105. Pingback: online jobs for students

  106. Pingback: Ivy Enterprise, LLC

  107. Pingback: Live Scan Fingerprinting

  108. Pingback: multilingual digital marketing company

  109. Pingback: b2b sales

  110. Pingback: vakarines sukneles

  111. Pingback: north park residences launch date

  112. Pingback: Pinganillo Camara

  113. Pingback: Military uniform

  114. Pingback: increase targeted website traffic

Leave A Comment