Chennai and its Linux Users


As per this user-maintained site, Tamil Nadu has the third largest number of Linux users in the country. ChennaiLUG, hence, definitely is worth a “Kudos”.

For Free-Software enthusiasts, ChennaiLUG website is of great help. They have several tutorials (written in Thamizh and English) on GNU/Linux OS for beginners. They have a wiki on whom to contact for borrowing (grabbing) Linux Distribution CDs – the likes of Knoppix (wish I’d known of this site a while ago), Gnoppix, Red Hat – classified location wise. They do seem to meet and discuss on what they call, “a talk or two of fairly technical nature”. Fear not to use Linux. Help is always around.

P.S. I am currently juggling between Knoppix and Windows XP.

3 Comments so far

  1. in2mind (unregistered) on August 13th, 2006 @ 11:19 pm

    The numbers are interesting .. but most likely it includes corporate linux usage..

    For those who want to try linux,Damnsmalllinux is a even better LIVE Cd..Just 50 MB.

  2. Saravanan (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 12:42 am

    I recommend Ubuntu. I installed Kubuntu(Ubuntu with KDE) last week. Install was flawless and all my hardware components was detected automatically. It took only 20 minutes to install and it is simpler than windows installation. Ubuntu installer CD can be used as a Live CD. So you can check whether all the hardware works with Ubuntu before installing it.

    Knoppix was the first Live CD linux distro I have used. I was surprised how it worked out of the box. It worked wonderfully when I was recovering data from a windows xp crashed laptop.

  3. Kumar Appaiah (unregistered) on August 14th, 2006 @ 8:04 am

    Do join the ILUGC mailing list for active discussion on various technical and non-technical aspects of free software. It’ll be a nice experience.

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