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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by moleskine on Thu 12th Feb 2009 10:24 UTC
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I wonder what it is about Cuba that so fascinates us. It's a small country with an awful political system and a pretty modest GDP. Sudan, say, has a higher GDP than Cuba but "Sudan goes open source" would not make any headlines whereas with Cuba it's news. Is it, I wonder, because Cuba is about the only country left still trying to sell the failed dream of communism whereas Russia, having abandoned that, has nothing left to sell, ideologically anyway. Dunno.

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