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Largest ever Linux event in India

December 2 2003--The largest ever Linux event will be held in India. The event, named Linux Asia, was held on February 11-13th 2004. It is being organized by EFY Group and MAIT. The event will highlight the significance of Linux and open source software in enterprise, e-governance, education and society. The venue for the event is The Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi. Another Linux event, Bangalore Linux, is being organized from December 2-4 in Bangalore.

Linux and open source software has been gaining in significance in India. The most prominent advocate of Linux and open source software is President, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Recently there has been a widespread implementation of Linux and open source software in all sectors including Maharastra Mantralaya, schools in Madhya Pradesh, Delhi High Courts and private organizations.

According to Rahul Chopra, Editor, Linux For You, Linux Asia 2004 will play a path-breaking role in making Linux and Open Source Software more popular in common applications. It will give a platform for sharing domestic and international expertise in Linux.

Linux Asia 2004 will the biggest ever Linux event. It will have conferences on enterprise, social applications, e-governance, entrepreneurship and technology. Linux Asia will feature The Hub, a network of 80-100 Linux systems and an international exhibition. There also will be demonstrations of LiFY the Indian versions of Linux made for education, multilingual, office, administrative and other uses.

The organizers are two of the most prominent names in the Indian IT industry. MAIT is the industry association that is represented on all concerned Government of India fora and active interface with industry associations: Ministry of Information Technology, Finance, Commerce, DoT, BIS, ESC, CII, STQC, TEMA, ELCINA, and others. EFY Group has been a leader in technology publishing since 1969.

About Linux For You
Linux For You is Asias first magazine on Linux and Open Source Software. It is a monthly with an active support from the Indian Linux community. It caters to the readership interests of corporates, developers, IT implementers and new and seasoned Linux users.

The publication has been in the forefront of making Linux more useful for the Indian users. It has produced versions of LiFY (A Linux version for Indian users) targeting various practical uses. These include LiFY@Education, LiFY@Hindi, LiFY@Developer and LiFY@Admin. Linux For You is planning to release more versions of LiFY in future.

The publication maintains LFY Labs--one of the most advanced Linux labs in the country. LFY labs continuously researches on Linux and open source and comes up with world-class solutions that enhance the usability of Linux.

About the EFY Group
Linux For You is a publication of EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., publishers of many leading publications since 1969. The company is headquartered at New Delhi with offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Kolkata. EFY is an ISO 9001:2000 Certified company.

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