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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Last year Fidel Castro stepped down from the throne and let his son take over. Last year also saw the right for regular citizens to obtain and use personal computers. That's a start in my opinion. Government support for an OS which whomever citizen can modify to his or her liking is also a step towards some freedom.

:-) You really think that citizens who are just now being allowed to use computers, (and most probably can't afford them anyhow), will suddenly be able to understand the source code for Linux/Gnome/KDE and modify it?

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