Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 10th Feb 2007 18:24 UTC, submitted by dylansmrjones
In the News Linux is the clear winner out of a dispute between the Russian legal authorities and schools over who should carry the can over the use of pirated Windows software, The Inquirer magazine reports. Rather than attacking mobsters who peddle pirated copies of Windows directly to companies, the Russian coppers decided to lock up a Sepich headmaster who bought hot Windows software which came from Perm region's Capital Construction Administration. Microsoft says that the incident has nothing to do with them, but it appears that Russian schools in the area are so scared about being shipped off to a Siberian Gulag, that they are buying Linux gear instead.
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Zero_the_Hero
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2007-01-30

Why would anyone from Eastern Europe go to Siberia?

From the Article:

"Microsoft says that the incident has nothing to do with them, but it appears that Russian schools in the area are so scared about being shipped off to a Siberian Gulag, that they are buying Linux gear instead."

Also from Wikipedia Eastern Europe is defined as:

"The region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Central Europe and Russia."

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