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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RE: Congrats on FidelOS 0.1 :P
by raver31 on Thu 12th Feb 2009 08:04 UTC in reply to "Congrats on FidelOS 0.1 :P"
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Windows is well known to have backdoors for the FBI and CIA and has had them for quite some time.


It is the NSA that has "access keys" implanted in all version of Windows since XP. The NSA have the right to spy on whatever the user is doing.

The FBI and CIA do not. They need a court approved warrant to be sent to the NSA to view access.

Back to topic;

Unlike Cuba, who fully understands the problems with proprietary operating systems, my employer, in their great wisdom, has decided to go to a fully Microsoft shop on our works computers, because, and I will quote the memo.....

"Open source software cannot be used on *********'s computer systems as anyone can alter the source code and place a virus inside.

Windows Vista or XP should be used in place of Linux or Solaris on the servers and all personal computers should be running Windows Vista.

No-one across the floor should install any product without the approval of the line manager."

The funny part was the anyone can stick a virus into the code, because anyone can view the code.

I should point out that the person who sent out the memo is a newly appointed director, he came to us from PC World.

Edited 2009-02-12 08:12 UTC

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