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: If I am not mistaken
by Florry on Thu 12th Feb 2009 14:00 UTC in reply to "If I am not mistaken"
Florry
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2009-02-12

I'm pretty sure "Nova" means "Doesn't go" in Spanish. If it didn't work for a car, it shouldn't work for a distro.


Perhaps you are thinking of

http://www.snopes.com/business/misxlate/nova.asp

It's an urban myth.

Although when the snopes article says:

This legend assumes that a handful of General Motors executives launched a car into a foreign market and remained in blissful ignorance about a possible adverse translation of its name. Even if nobody in Detroit knew enough rudimentary Spanish to notice the coincidence, the Nova could not have been brought to market in Mexico and/or South America without the involvement of numerous Spanish speakers [...]


it may be a little overoptimistic - given the fact that Mitsubishi brought out a vehicle named "Pajero".

Florry

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