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India is a constitutional democracy with a parliamentary system of government, and at the heart of the system is a commitment to hold regular, free and fair elections. These elections determine the composition of the government, the membership of the two houses of parliament, the state and union territory legislative assemblies, and the Presidency and vice-presidency. Elections are conducted according to the constitutional provisions, supplemented by laws made by Parliament.
The aim of the project is to create and manage polling and election details. This is a system which enables all citizens to cast their vote online. Increasing the voting percentage across the country is the major goal of this project. People have to visit the booth to cast their vote in the present system across the country. This system is online and hence even people who live out of their home town can also vote. Database of all the eligible citizens and candidates are maintained by the system.
Online voting system gathers its own significance since the NRI voting Rights bill have been passed by the parliament on Feb 11 ,2011. . The new law will allow an Indian citizen residing abroad to enroll in voter’s list and exercise his franchise even if he or she remained away from place of residence in India for more than six months owing to employment, education or otherwise. In the present case the person should be present within the constituency on the day of polling for exercising his right to vote.
Thus our project, online voting should enhance the opportunities of voters outside the country to vote for their nation on implementation.
1.2. COMPANY PROFILE
Focuz Infotech is a fast growing Linux Software company having an Impressive track record in Developing, Implementing and supporting high end Innovative technology solutions right from its take off in 1998.
We are a highly recognized national technology company, having our own dedicated R&D and Consulting divisions supported by an excellent blend of visionary consultants consists of Management and technology Professionals, who holds Sheer Confidence , Dedication, Exposure, experience and commitment for inventing and implementing ideal technical solutions. We have a large no of customers from various business domains spread across the country. We are in the technology business to ensure our customers satisfaction, further, promoting our innovative products globally through collaborations and determined to grow global.
Focuz Infotech is an ever-expanding IT Consultancy Company promoted by Focuz innovations (Pvt) Ltd, India, backed up by Focuz Group ,established in 1978 , A Rs. 2500 million, highly reputed, multifaceted corporate focused to Information Technology, Automobiles and Tourism. For more information, Plz visit http://www.focuz.co.in
Focuz Infotech started its IT initiatives in the year 1998, initially concentrating on Oracle based solutions and further to UNIX and Linux Technologies in a big way.
Focuz Infotech owns world-class 24/7 capable 15000 sq. Ft. Linux Research and Development unit in Kochi, a beautiful Island in Kerala, the God's own country.
1.3. INTROUCTION TO TOOLS
Linux is an operating system, a software program that controls your computer. Most vendors load an operating system onto the har d drive of a PC before delivering the PC.
Linux is distinguished from many popular operating systems in three important ways:
Linux is a cross-platform operating system that runs on many computer models. Only UNIX, an ancestor of Linux, rivals Linux in this respect.Linux is free, in two senses. First, you may pay nothing to obtain and use Linux. On the other hand, you may choose to purchase Linux from a vendor who bundles Linux with special documentation or applications, or who provides technical support. However, even in this case, the cost of Linux is likely to be a fraction of what you'd pay for another operating system. So, Linux is free or nearly free in an economic sense.
ADVANTAGES OF LINUX
Linux source code is freely distributed. Tens of thousands of programmers have reviewed the source code to improve performance, eliminate bugs, and strengthen security. No other operating system has ever undergone this level of review. This Open Source design has created most of the advantages listed below.
Linux has the best technical support available. Linux is supported by commercial distributors, consultants, and by a very active community of users and developers. In 1997, the Linux community was awarded InfoWorld's Product of the Year Award for Best Technical Support over all commercial software vendors.
Linux has no vendor lock-in. The availability of source code means that every user and support provider is empowered to get to the root of technical problems quickly and effectively. This contrasts sharply with proprietary operating systems, where even top-tier support providers must rely on the OS vendor for technical information and bug fixes.
Linux runs on a wide range of hardware. Most Linux systems are based on standard PC hardware, and Linux supports a very wide range of PC devices. However, it also supports a wide range of other computer types, including Alpha, Power PC, 680x0, SPARC, and Strong Arm processors, and system sizes ranging from PDAs
Linux has the tools and applications you need. Programs ranging from the market-dominating Apache web server to the powerful GIMP graphics editor are included in most Linux distributions. Free and commercial applications meet are available to meet most application needs.
Linux interoperates with many other types of computer systems. Linux communicates using the native networking protocols of Unix, Microsoft Windows 95/NT, IBM OS/2, Netware, and Macintosh systems and can also read and write disks and partitions from these and other operating systems.
Linux has a low total cost of ownership. Although the Linux learning curve is significant, the stability, design, and breadth of tools available for Linux result in very low ongoing operating costs.
Linux: all for one and one for all? All changes one makes in Open Source software will benefit each and everyone, all over the world. Without exceptions or constraints.