From a fellow MVP, I came to know about these links, "Indian state (Kerala) logs Microsoft out" and Kerala logs Microsoft out.
I normally hate the talk of who is bigger "MS or others". As I always have a feeling that, depending upon the project, situation, budget etc., let the lead and management decide on the best software / platform to use.
For developers, on layman's terms ... "Learn the technology which is going to feed you :) If C# seems to feed you better learn it. If tomorrow, Perl seems to come up hot again then it’s better to learn it else you would be left behind."
Regarding this Kerala government’s move:
If an organization decides that by moving to Linux we would save huge money and in many ways it would help our client as well then I have nothing to complain against.
If a government says that all schools would be moving to Linux platform I am really worried for the next generation students. At least 80% to 90% of the software development in India is depending on Microsoft platforms, which being the case what would these kids do after learning Linux platform alone? They should ideally learn both :)
The bottom line is, students should learn Windows, Linux and other platforms as well so that they would be better prepared to face the real world :) This Kerala government’s move doesn't seem to make any sense to me.
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