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[4]: Congrats on FidelOS 0.1 :P
by vitae on Thu 12th Feb 2009 11:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Congrats on FidelOS 0.1 :P"
vitae
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2006-02-20

[q]You people don't have any idea of what means to live in Cuba, free software or not. Most Cubans don't have the RIGHT ( not the possibility ) to use internet ( or many other things ). The government is not doing this because they believe in freedom ( they don't , any kind ), they are doing it because they are afraid of getting into trouble because of their use of pirated software at all levels.



Or Because the Russians told them it would be a good thing to do. That would be reason enough for them.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

You do know that Russia isn't communist anymore, right?

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rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

You know they still spy on us, and we still spy on them, right? You know they have thousands of nuclear weapons, right? Please reply when you've passed 7th grade social studies.

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soonerproud Member since:
2008-03-05

You do know that Russia isn't communist anymore, right?



I believe fascist would be the more appropriate term to describe the political system in Russia today under Putin.

Here is a excerpt from Wikipedia on the definition of Fascism.

Fascism is an authoritarian nationalist ideology focused on solving economic, political, and social problems that its supporters see as causing national decline or decadence. Fascists aim to create a single-party state in which the government is led by a dictator who seeks unity by requiring individuals to subordinate self-interest to the collective interest of the nation or a race. Fascist movements promote violent conflict between nations, political factions, and races as part of a social Darwinist view that conflict between these groups is natural and a part of evolution


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascism

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