"In West Bengal, a tropical region in the northeast of India best
known for tea and tigers, students at 2,500 rural schools are
getting their first introduction to computers.

"But the software that gives them a window on the world will not be

"After testing Microsoft products in 300 of the schools, the
regional Education Ministry said it decided to instead install
open-source software on 10,000 new computers, the first phase of an
even bigger project..."