This is another of microsoft's extremely cunning strategies, which if it works will pay serious dividends.
"An Indian Business magazine, Business World is reporting that in it's war against Linux, Microsoft is taking the battle to the Indian developers. The logic is simple. India has 10% of the developer population of the world. If a significant number of these developers commit to work on MS platforms then the number of developers working on Linux platforms can decrease significantly and thus the number of applications. As Dilip Mistry, a director at Microsoft India's Bangalore office puts it, "This country can affect our (Microsoft's) destiny." Local linux user groups are trying to counter this threat by targetting school and university students and increasing the awareness about development on a linux platform."
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