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[2]: Comment by moleskine
by moleskine on Thu 12th Feb 2009 12:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by moleskine"
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Because Cuba is a lot closer to the US than Sudan.

True, but I didn't mean just the USA, I'd say the same fascination extends to Europe and perhaps to many other places around the world. And I wasn't think only of Cuba's politics, in fact more of their art and culture.

So it will be interesting to see whether Cuba produces just another *nix or something altogether more different and original. One wouldn't expect that from Russia but it might well be the case in Cuba. Necessity does seem to have led the Cubans to come up with clever ideas, such as their urban gardening schemes (for organic food). Maybe, who knows, in five years Ubuntu will have a heady Havana flava ...

Edited 2009-02-12 12:46 UTC

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