Saturday, October 8

Indian Supreme Court Replaces Red Hat Enterprise Linux with Ubuntu in More than 17,000 Courts


Indian Supreme Court has given a customized DVD of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS to more than 17,000 courts across the country. All the systems in these courts were running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 for last 4-5 years and now it will be replaced by Ubuntu.

Many helpful links and materials are being provided to these courts. An SMS channel has also been setup which will provide helpful Ubuntu tricks and information to these courts.

Excerpt from the circular:

The Ubuntu Linux operating system can be installed by the judicial officer on his own also as the installation process is very easy, intuitive and self-explanatory. In fact, it shall be a welcome change and a desired enablement on the part of the judicial officers if they become self-dependent in this aspect also. 

It is only required to be instructed to all the judicial officers that if they are installing the Ubuntu Linux in their laptops by themselves, they should first download and watch the video available on the Supreme Court of India's website. They must then take the backup of their data. Only then, they should proceed with the installation.

One of the PDF file that can be downloaded from website mentions all Ubuntu features:


Other helpful links include a video tutorial, installation instructions and details about these 25 features. You can check them out from here.

Thanks Abhi for the tip, via Ubuntu Forums, via EFYTimes

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