Linked by runjorel on Thu 13th Jan 2011 19:35 UTC
Linux "At the end of 2010, the 'open-source' software movement, whose activists tend to be fringe academics and ponytailed computer geeks, found an unusual ally: the Russian government. Vladimir Putin signed a 20-page executive order requiring all public institutions in Russia to replace proprietary software, developed by companies like Microsoft and Adobe, with free open-source alternatives by 2015."
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Old news to keep the "axis of evil" up-to-date
by usr0 on Thu 13th Jan 2011 19:56 UTC
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Although I like* WSJ myself, everybody should know that WSJ belongs to the neocon mogul Rupert Murdoch's media empire which also includes FOX News. You know this "fair and balanced" channel with Beck and O'Reilly.

*because I know which way the wind is blowing there

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jimmy1971 Member since:

According to, The Wall Street Journal ( uses Linux and Apache. As for FOX News (, their website also runs on Linux and Apache. Same for, (which is owned by neo-con David Horowitz), and

As it turns out, Russia, China and Iran aren't the only ones who love Linux and Open Source. I can assume that because they all use Linux and Open Source, that the above-mentioned right wing blowhards also endorse it.

I'm just sayin'.

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Phloptical Member since:

It wouldn't be blowing to the Right, would it? Actually, it just Blows!

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