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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RE[2]: cold war
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 28th Oct 2010 01:52 UTC in reply to "RE: cold war"
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Yeah, but the threat doesn't come from the fact that Microsoft isn't located in Russia, but that the source is closed. Just using an existing distro of linux would probably be more economical and solve all of their security/paranoia concerns.

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