[Fsf-friends] Free laptops from TN Govt - Choice of OS

Anivar Aravind anivar.aravind at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 11:41:06 IST 2011

Copy pasting a mail from Ilug Chennai List


On Jun 18, 2011 TamilNadu Govt announced a Tender for
"9 lakh" free laptops for the students.

Here is the Tender Notice :


Page 57 in the pdf says that

Operating System : Preloaded Dual booting - Windows starter edition
with Anti Virus for
1 year license and Linux.

These laptop should be loaded with only free open source software and
proprietary software should not be used.

How can we suggest the TN Govt to avoid the proprietary software ?

Please share your thoughts.



Anivar Aravind

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