Free Laptops from TN Government – Choice of Operating Systems

As per the Vow of Government of Tamil Nadu’s Election Campaign our Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms. Jayalalitha, has ordered ELCOT to get Tender for manufacturing Laptops for School and College Students for distributing it for free.

Here is the Technical Specification Mentioned in the Tender Notice:

Look at the Operating System row:
Pre-Loaded Dual Booting – Windows Starter with 1-Year Anti-virus Licence & Linux. ”

Now the Question is ” Is that Windows Operating System really Necessary ?“. The reason for being said is below:
1. Features of Windows Starter Edition:
No Aero (transparent glass like borders on windows).
No wallpaper or visual layout customization, 2 GB memory limit, No mobile center, No media center.  Continue reading