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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by Adurbe on Thu 28th Oct 2010 10:05 UTC
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Its an open secret that Russia uses a large number of windows licences which are not legit.
It might well be they weighed up the cost of buying them all in against making their own.

The problem they will have is the same as everyone else has;
Everyone Knows Windows. Their software is for Windows. Windows=PC

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