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[Geek.com] Russia to adopt Linux as national operating system by 2015

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Although OS X has made great strides in the last half decade in regaining market share, the various permutations of Windows still rule most of the computing world, largely thanks to the reliance of enterprise and government networks. Now one of the largest and most powerful countries on Earth is ready to dump Microsoft as a client, and make no mistake… it’s a move indicative of a growing schism with the United States similar to that we experienced in the Cold War.

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Damn I should have posted this yesterday when I found it on softpedia.

Either way I would be living there if it wasn't for the damn cold weather and Putin. *shakes head* Damn, him and his KG..I mean FSB.
     
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http://www.overclock.net/software-ne...ows-rival.html

old news is old...
Edited by CovertCover - 12/30/10 at 7:36pm
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Don't see anything wrong with this.

Linux + Open office or Libre Office + Thunderbird is all most people need in the world.

I still think Ubuntu has the best fonts on any platform(Windows or MacOSX). I find Windows a little harsh even with clear type turned up a little bit and MacOSX extremely fuzzy. Ubuntu + Gnome is right in the middle. To bad I can't find a window decoration and panel worth keeping.
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It's probably due to all of the free alternatives that Linux provides. I really wish these companies would provide their software to educational institutions (for grade-highschool) worldwide. God forbid they provide the tools to build our society's technological understanding to the youth without making billions....
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LOL we got deleted...

And I had serious information about the topic too. -_-

Maybe it was Putin again?

I just don't want them taking over Linux or anything. That would not be good.
     
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LOL we got deleted...

And I had serious information about the topic too. -_-

Maybe it was Putin again?

I just don't want them taking over Linux or anything. That would not be good.
They're not taking it over lol.
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Don't see anything wrong with this.

Linux + Open office or Libre Office + Thunderbird is all most people need in the world.

I still think Ubuntu has the best fonts on any platform(Windows or MacOSX). I find Windows a little harsh even with clear type turned up a little bit and MacOSX extremely fuzzy. Ubuntu + Gnome is right in the middle. To bad I can't find a window decoration and panel worth keeping.
It's true, even in the GNU/Linux world. They have these special patches they apply to libcairo2 package along with some other GNU/Linux community patches that gives them the edge.
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From the article... yes, one of the largest countries on earth. But one of the most powerful? That one is up for debate.
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