SPACE-Kerala in association with the All Kerala IT Dealers Association (AKITDA) Malapurram organised a two day workshop on GNU/Linux. The workshop was aimed at enabling participating organizations to start providing better services in the emerging market of GNU/Linux Operating Systems. The event was conducted on September 11th Sunday and September 12th Monday at the Hotel Grace Residency, Malapurram. The workshop was attended by around 20 Hardware Vendors and their representatives from Malapurram. Majority of them were new comers to GNU/Linux. Workshop introduced them to installation of GNU/Linux and trained participants on how to address common issues relating to installation and hardware compatibility. Workshop helped to create confidence among vendors in using GNU/Linux and recommending it to clients. Many of the participants were eager to follow up the basic GNU/Linux training program with an advanced course in GNU/Linux systems administration. SPACE will be conducting GNU/Linux workshops in other parts of the state in coming months.