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I think it has to do with the government. They're not forcing citizens to adopt Linux.

Linux will always be free. There are too many people who have poured their blood sweat and tears into the project.
Even if it became legal to charge for it, you could still get different builds free. I don't see any way for all distros to suddenly cost money, unless a dark wizard casts a spell.
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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.
Hmm, Russia is fairly powerful.

- The biggest nuclear arsenal.
- 1 million active personnel.
- Mandatory draft.
- Among the biggest and strongest navy & air force.
- The biggest tank force.
- 200billion dollar arms upgrade.

and they have self-sufficient arms industry.

...



Oh and on topic, it somehow feels as if the article is more about the cold war rivals than the fact that Linux just got a nice "deal" out of it.
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Well, in terms of a cold war between the countries based on OS of choice I'd say the use is screwed.
     
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post #24 of 122
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There are too many people who have poured their blood sweat and tears into the project.
All the more reason some builds may cost money some day.

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Hmm, Russia is fairly powerful.

- The biggest nuclear arsenal.
- 1 million active personnel.
- Mandatory draft.
- Among the biggest and strongest navy & air force.
- The biggest tank force.
- 200billion dollar arms upgrade.

and they have self-sufficient arms industry.
1 million active personnel isn't that big of an achievement considering even the U.S. can muster that much (which is pretty considerable seeing as there is nothing mandatory about it).

You also must keep in consideration the condition of most of the equipment the Russian military has. A lot of their new equipment is actually exported rather than sold to their own military.
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1 million active personnel isn't that big of an achievement considering even the U.S. can muster that much (which is pretty considerable seeing as there is nothing mandatory about it).

You also must keep in consideration the condition of most of the equipment the Russian military has. A lot of their new equipment is actually exported rather than sold to their own military.
Even the U.S. yes, but the U.S. is the world leader, I didn't expect anything less.

Yep, that's what the 200billion (that's an estimate, Russia won't admit it) is for
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why was my comment deleted? I'm sorry but I don't see how I could have possibly broken any rules. All I was stating was that Russia still remains slightly dubious of the US of A.
    
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In Russia Linux Operates You
In Russia the system operates you.


i love these type of quotes, always make me laugh.
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inb4 communism hate.
Russia isn't communist.
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apparently politic topic/comments aren't allowed on ocn so that might be why some posts got deleted.....

I think this will be good for Linux
hopefully the rest of the world start using it too and MS goes out of business
after gaming has been implemented into linux obviously
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This probably has more to do with a budget limitation rather than a political stride.
    
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