Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Oct 2010 22:33 UTC, submitted by sawboss
In the News "The Russian state plans to revamp its computer services with a Windows rival to reduce its dependence on US giant Microsoft and better monitor computer security, a lawmaker said Wednesday. Moscow will earmark 150 million rubles (3.5 million euros, 4.9 million dollars) to develop a national software system based on the Linux operating system, Russian deputy Ilia Ponomarev told AFP, confirming an earlier report in the Vedomosti daily." Right. I guess this has absolutely nothing to do with this. Want to buy a unicorn?
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cold war
by fran on Wed 27th Oct 2010 23:06 UTC
fran
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2010-08-06

Cold war era neurotic mentality of not trusting your "enemies" software believing fabled "killswitches" is built into or just maybe they had enough of their own hackers.

But hey, just because your paranoid does'nt mean they're not out to get you.

3.5 million euros? Russia has so much oilmoney whey have'nt they just taken over Novell already, heard theyre looking for a suitor...But they opt for something homegrown and proudly russian like Vodka and AK47's :-)

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