Linked by weildish on Thu 12th Feb 2009 04:43 UTC
Linux Cuba recently launched its own answer to Windows this week, or, in the bigger picture, what the Cubans are calling "US Hegemony." Nova, the new open source OS being offered by the Cuban government, is being made to boot out US-based Microsoft products.
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Congrats on FidelOS 0.1 :P
by larwilliams on Thu 12th Feb 2009 07:53 UTC
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...therefore fear that US security agencies have access to Microsoft code, also that, due to the embargo by the US, Microsoft software is hard to come by legally and difficult to update.
Windows is well known to have backdoors for the FBI and CIA and has had them for quite some time. That can be disturbing for them, as both the US government and Microsoft have been shown to have no qualms with using illegal means to achieve their ends.

I am not sure how difficult it is to come by MS software legally in Cuba, but it is difficult for anyone to update, not just our Cuban friends.

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