Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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> Russia To Develop a National Operating System
What is the difference between a 'National Operating System' and just
another Linux distro variant?
They are just making local Linux distro for the locals.
The world is now after all a global village.
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> | "According to Russian media, the Russian Government is going to develop
> | a National Operating System (Google translation; Russian original) to
> | lower its dependencies on foreign software technology licensing. The
> | Russian plan will base its efforts on Linux and expects a worldwide
> | impact. Microsoft is also involved in the roundtable process that led to
> | the recommendation. The Chinese government successfully lowered its
> | Microsoft licensing costs through an early investment in a national
> | Linux distribution. I wonder if other large markets, such as the
> | European Union, will also develop their own Linux distributions or join
> | in the Russian initiative."
> They can hardly bribe Russia to change course. Gerri Elliot, Microsoft's
> key anti-Linux dumper, has just quit the company.