Supreme court of India orders Ubuntu10.04 installation on all courts in India

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Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Law, Linux |

Supreme court of India has directed all courts in the country to switch to Ubuntu Linux 10.04 .

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5  was previously being used in 17,000 courts of India for the last four years.  A circular titled ‘Guidelines for Roll-out and Installation of Ubuntu Linux for Indian Judiciary’ has been released by the e-committee of the Supreme court of India.

According to the circular ‘Installation & Reciept of Ubuntu Linux OS DVD’ be given by the judicial officers in the prescribed form.

A pdf and a detailed video tutorial has been included in the supreme court website which mentions 25 salient features of Ubuntu Linux. According to the circular a judicial officer can install Ubuntu of his own as it is very easy to do so. The person who installs the Linux OS should take care to backup all data , says the circular.

Features of Ubuntu Linux OS DVD

Send and receive fax, 15 Indian languages and 48 layouts, deleted/lost data recovery, live (trial) DVD, talking dictionary (Eng-Hindi-Urdu), dual booting OS, English text to speech, recovery DVD for Windows/Linux, multimedia (audio-video) playback, printers/scanners drivers, Web camera, mail/chat/social networking client, mobile broadband and 3G, PDF tools, installable on a pen-drive (4GB), network and printer sharing, Bluetooth-enabled, thin client support, digital signature, backup software, typing tutor for English typing, screen recorder, personal accounting, Windows Emulator (Wine), video tutorials and user guides, Virtual OS Support (VirtualBox).

Free SMS Channel for Ubuntu-Linux tips

A free SMS Channel has also been created to increase the awareness about the features and functionalities of Ubuntu Linux OS amongst the judicial officers, technical staff and the members of the court staff. A circular released in this regard says that it is a free Google SMS channel called Ubuntu-Linux. The objective is to send free regular SMS of Ubuntu-Linux tips, tricks and information.

The circular says, “This channel can be subscribed by sending the first subscription SMS to Google mobile no. 9870807070. The delivery of regular SMS to the subscriber’s mobile no. is absolutely free. To subscribe to the Ubuntu-Linux SMS channel, following SMS (in small or capital letters) is required to be sent to 9870807070: ‘ON UBUNTU-LINUX‘. 

This channel can also be subscribed through the Internet

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