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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The Russian Distribution
by ddc_ on Thu 28th Oct 2010 09:31 UTC
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There are two current distributions that applied to be tagged as "National Operating System" and to be standardized and endorced by government. Those are Altlinux and [sic] Mandriva.
Nobody knows whether any changes would take place after the financing of the chosen project, but You can take my word that Linux ecosystem won't benefit substatially.

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