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Thursday, 28 October 2010 09:51

Putin wants to dump Windows

Written by Nick Farell
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Might shift to Linux
The Russian state plans to revamp its computer services using Linux in a bid to reduce its dependence on Microsoft and better monitor computer security. According to AFP the Russians will spend about 3.5 million eurosto develop a national software system based on Linux.

Russian deputy Ilia Ponomarev warned that the devil was in the details which are still to be worked out in a December meeting headed by vice-prime minister Sergei Ivanov. The idea is that the country will become independent of Windows ... but it risks becoming an unthinking implantation of Linux, he warned.

Similar concerns about achieving technological independence prompted the Russian military to create the GLONASS satellite navigation system in the 1980s, to compete with the US Global Positioning System (GPS) and competition in the future from Europe's Galileo.

Nick Farell

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-4 #1 Marburg_U 2010-10-28 10:24
Good luck.
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Swiss-Canton-of-Solothurn-abandons-Linux-1081871.html
 
 
-4 #2 Fud_u 2010-10-28 10:47
Who cares what Putin think.
 
 
0 #3 BorgOvermind 2010-10-28 11:10
Old news, logical choice.
 
 
+16 #4 Jaberwocky 2010-10-28 12:26
You Could say he was 'Putin the boot into windows'. :lol:
 
 
-11 #5 Squall_Leonhart 2010-10-28 13:05
Anyone who thinks linux is the better choice is deluded, its no safer, and the costs for retraining users to use it is near triple that of windows.
 
 
+3 #6 dineaudio 2010-10-28 13:24
Is it that much harder to start Firefox on Linux than on Windows? :) Sure, it takes me two clicks instead of one as I use Quicklaunch in Windows. That's really hard. [sarc.]
 
 
+5 #7 Elfa 2010-10-28 16:11
Quoting Squall_Leonhart :
Anyone who thinks linux is the better choice is deluded, its no safer, and the costs for retraining users to use it is near triple that of windows.


He's not doing it for cheapness or safeness, he's doing it because Microsoft is an American Company and Putin fancies himself the next Stalin. I love the play on words with the name of their global positioning system. (Glonass-Glasnost)
 
 
+4 #8 Bl0bb3r 2010-10-28 16:44
I'm actually looking forward to see how this works out. So far, we only heard rumors that a Linux driven infrastructure will cost more, be less insecure, yada this and yada that.

This will actually settle things once and for all if windows is that needed and if taxpayer's money need to go into the pockets of the evil from Redmond or not.

@Elfa, yeah.. just that seeing how many Russian nerds there are, they could probably build their own OS and surpass both MS and Linux. If there is the will.
 
 
-3 #9 Haberlandt 2010-10-28 16:45
Quoting Jaberwocky:
You Could say he was 'Putin the boot into windows'. :lol:



That's funny, but search for the meaning of Putin in Spanish :P
 
 
+2 #10 hellfire 2010-10-28 17:33
and some say i should angry cuz of "in sovies russia.." joke.. Putin is "next Stalin", all russians are alcoholic bears on unicycles.. So pleased to hear that everywhere on the internet...even here
 

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