Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Oct 2010 22:33 UTC, submitted by sawboss
In the News "The Russian state plans to revamp its computer services with a Windows rival to reduce its dependence on US giant Microsoft and better monitor computer security, a lawmaker said Wednesday. Moscow will earmark 150 million rubles (3.5 million euros, 4.9 million dollars) to develop a national software system based on the Linux operating system, Russian deputy Ilia Ponomarev told AFP, confirming an earlier report in the Vedomosti daily." Right. I guess this has absolutely nothing to do with this. Want to buy a unicorn?
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RE[3]: cold war
by somebody on Thu 28th Oct 2010 05:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: cold war"
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Just using an existing distro of linux would probably be more economical and solve all of their security/paranoia concerns.

and they probably will do exactly that. with some sane defaults for their country. things like better translation, default regional settings, few softwares that match their needs better com to my mind.

Edited 2010-10-28 05:56 UTC

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