Indian admins love Linux, stuck on Windows

An Indian IT administrator said said his entire organization was using Microsoft desktops and servers — but only because a planned migration to Linux had failed.

The Indian ICT market was hit pretty hard by the global financial crisis. Although the country's tech economy avoided going into a recession, growth fell from around 30 per cent in 2008 to just five per cent last year. In 2010, a healthy rebound is expected.

Yogesh Dhandharia, administrator from manufacturing firm Rashi Peripherals, said his entire organization was using Microsoft desktops and servers — but only because a planned migration to Linux had failed.

"My CFO told me, 'I want to use Linux, implement it on my system.' We got it implemented on his system and trained with Open Office ... and he was happy, he said it was very good. But when we started [deploying Linux] for new and existing employees, change management was the toughest area.

For more on this story, read Indian admins love Linux, stuck on Windows on ZDNet Australia.

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