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: So...
by Soulbender on Fri 13th Feb 2009 16:28 UTC in reply to "So..."
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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..."
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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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by Soulbender on Fri 13th Feb 2009 17:53 in reply to "RE[2]: So..."
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and no one is forcing me to use Chinese or Taiwanese products

So I guess you chose to buy them and contribute to the Chinese governments oppression of the people then.

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