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: Can it be downloaded?
by timefortea on Thu 12th Feb 2009 14:00 UTC in reply to "Can it be downloaded?"
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2006-10-11

Ah! A post related to OSes... I thought I would never see the day...

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RE[2]: Can it be downloaded?
by ebasconp on Thu 12th Feb 2009 14:46 in reply to "RE: Can it be downloaded?"
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2006-05-09

Ah! A post related to OSes... I thought I would never see the day...


Totally agree!

And talking about Nova... what is it? Is it based on Ubuntu? on Debian? on... I dunno... Gentoo?

What package manager does it use? apt-get, yum, Portage or pkgsrc?

What desktop manager does it uses?

What application do come bundled into it?

Did the developers of this new distro add something new to the bluesky or just "remixed" an existing distro?

What is the way of distributing it?

I do not know, but politics always hide the essential with demagogy and this article is more about the last thing.... and here in OSnews, we all are interested more in the essential thing: The OS [no matter if Fidel, Evita PerĂ³n, Maho... err... Obama or Gandhi developed it] ;)

Edited 2009-02-12 14:47 UTC

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RE[3]: Can it be downloaded?
by aesiamun on Thu 12th Feb 2009 16:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Can it be downloaded?"
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2005-06-29

My guess, and purely a guess, would be either deb based or rpm based distribution. It would seem strange to go a self compiling src distribution like Gentoo or Sorcerer. It increases complexity, install time and the benefits won't be seen by most of the users.

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RE[3]: Can it be downloaded?
by weildish on Thu 12th Feb 2009 23:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Can it be downloaded?"
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2008-12-06

No idea if it can be downloaded outside of the country, but I did a half-minutes' search on Google and found that it's based off of Gentoo.

http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/62558/software-libre-cuba-...

There's also a link to a video that shows the OS in action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTXIzaxfox4

Interesting...

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RE[2]: Can it be downloaded?
by marafaka on Fri 13th Feb 2009 13:48 in reply to "RE: Can it be downloaded?"
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2006-01-03

+5 ;)

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