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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Wow...
by tomcat on Thu 28th Oct 2010 20:48 UTC
tomcat
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This has nothing to do with dependence on foreign technology or fears of spying, etc. Russia could easily just recommend that its citizens and agencies use Linux. Problem solved. But, no, Russia wants to own the technology, which should give you a clue about its motives. They want to spy on their own citizens. Nice country.

I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of RussiaSoft Rindows Surveillance Edition.

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