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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RE: Comment by moleskine
by Soulbender on Thu 12th Feb 2009 10:34 UTC in reply to "Comment by moleskine"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

I wonder what it is about Cuba that so fascinates us.


I think it may be because Castro has given the U.S the middle finger right in their face for more than 45 years.
Gotta respect that, if nothing else.

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RE[2]: Comment by moleskine
by vitae on Thu 12th Feb 2009 11:26 in reply to "RE: Comment by moleskine"
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2006-02-20


I think it may be because Castro has given the U.S the middle finger right in their face for more than 45 years.
Gotta respect that, if nothing else.


Not really the smartest move considering the effects of the embargo on them. Venezuela can get away with that because they have the oil, but Cuba is just plain screwed.

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RE[3]: Comment by moleskine
by Soulbender on Thu 12th Feb 2009 12:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by moleskine"
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2005-08-18

Not really the smartest move considering the effects of the embargo on them


I didn't say it was smart. Besides, it's only the U.S embargo, much of the rest of the world doesn't really care about their Don Quiote-esque fight against communism and are gladly trading with Cuba.

but Cuba is just plain screwed.

Is? They've been doing it for 45 years. "Is screwed" may be a long time coming.

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RE[3]: Comment by moleskine
by h3rman on Thu 12th Feb 2009 14:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by moleskine"
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2006-08-09


Venezuela can get away with that because they have the oil, but Cuba is just plain screwed.


Venezuela can get away with what?
The CIA tried to get rid of Chávez, yet Venezuela is still selling oil to the US. Now who's getting away with something here? :-)

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