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[3]: So...
by Soulbender on Fri 13th Feb 2009 17:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So..."
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

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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RE[4]: So...
by ferrels on Fri 13th Feb 2009 19:22 in reply to "RE[3]: So..."
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2006-08-15

No, I choose to buy their products based on the fair market value. Which I might add, enables their workers to earn a living and pursue a better life. Cuba's economy is closed and not even China requires their citizens to use a state designed operating system(aka spyware). They can use Linux or whatever......

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RE[5]: So...
by Soulbender on Sat 14th Feb 2009 07:19 in reply to "RE[4]: So..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Which I might add, enables their workers to earn a living and pursue a better life.


So if Cuba just allowed American companies to put up sweatshops and exploit the Cuban population all would be fine.
Btw, the notion that it enables them to live a better life is fscking nonsense and it's the kind of rationalization that we westerners tell ourselves so that we can continue buying cheap stuff.

Cuba's economy is closed and not even China requires their citizens to use a state designed operating system(aka spyware).


No, but they do like to spy on what their citizens are doing and they are preventing them from going wherever they want on the internet and they cant speak their mind.
But, the U.S owes them a shitload of money and they allow sweatshops so all is well.

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