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Linux users log on to infotech show

Calcutta, Jan. 22: The Indian Linux User Group (ILUG) will participate for the first time in Compass — eastern India’s biggest IT show.

Organised by the Computer Association of Eastern India (Compass), the event will be held from January 24 to January 27.

“We look at the participation in Compass as an opportunity to interact with key decision-makers from the government, industry and academia,” said Indranil Dasgupta, co-ordinator of ILUG, Calcutta. “As a group, we will support all initiatives of the government in e-governance, corporate use and in education.”

With one of the best models for learning, nurturing and developing indigenous technical skills, Open Source allows for creating affordable products and solutions across the range to help bridge the digital divide.

There are 104 participants this year, which is 25 per cent more than last year.

Besides the usual participation by hardware companies, Compass has introduced a new event ‘Software World’ to bring together all IT players in the region under one roof.

“A number of new products will be launched during the exhibition,” says B Hari, chairman of Compass 2003.

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