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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by ferrels on Fri 13th Feb 2009 16:26 UTC
ferrels
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2006-08-15

We or the Cuban people should trust an OS designed and developed by a totalitarian dictatorship? That's insane. That's like trusting a cell phone designed and distributed by the KGB! All this finger pointing at the NSA/CIA, etc.....over supposed back-doors in Microsoft products. No one is forcing you to use their product. Be thankful that you who are posting on this site have the right to use the OS of your choice as well as access to the rest of the world!

Most Cubans aren't allowed ANY contact with the world off their little island, internet or otherwise.

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by Soulbender on Fri 13th Feb 2009 16:28 in reply to "So..."
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2005-08-18

How many products in your house is made in China?

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by ferrels on Fri 13th Feb 2009 16:35 in reply to "RE: So..."
ferrels Member since:
2006-08-15

Exactly.....and no one is forcing me to use Chinese or Taiwanese products. I have the choice to use whatever I wish and if I'm so paranoid to think that the Chinese government is interested in what I happen to be doing on my computer, then I can buy products made elsewhere.

Cuba's homegrown OS will be just another tool that the government there will use to spy on and control it's citizens. They won't have a choice. They'll be forced to use "CubaOS" and have the DGI (Directorate General of Intelligence) watching everything they do on a PC.

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