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Windows 7: Russia: Government Computers to Get Linux-Based Operating System

23 Jul 2010   #1
Kari

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Russia: Government Computers to Get Linux-Based Operating System

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Moscow Times
The government is hoping to launch the first version of a "national operating system" for its computers as early as next year, a senior Communications and Press Ministry official said Thursday.

The operating system, for use on the computer systems of government agencies and state-run companies, will be 90 percent based on the open-source Linux operating system, Deputy Communications and Press Minister Ilya Massukh said.

He said use of the operating system would be optional for all agencies.
Full article: Government Computers to Get Linux-Based Operating System | Business | The Moscow Times


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23 Jul 2010   #2
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I guess they were less than impressed with Microsoft's source code.
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23 Jul 2010   #3
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Yeah, only using 10% of Windows code as they told that it will be 90% based on Linux...
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23 Jul 2010   #4
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
I guess they were less than impressed with Microsoft's source code.
HAHAHAHAHAHA. Nice.


I guess they are gearing up for the coming cyber-wars.
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23 Jul 2010   #5
PhreePhly

Windows 7 x64 (RTM via MSDN)
 
 

Note, they say optional in the main article. Running an OS is one thing, but the available apps are far more important.

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He said use of the operating system would be optional for all agencies
Sorry, but OpenOffice != MS Office
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23 Jul 2010   #6
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
I guess they were less than impressed with Microsoft's source code.
Apparently they haven't looked at the "LINUX" source code

(I have, ugh, and actually am frequently having to deal with it and the maintainers complete randomness of cute coding quirks and oposition to any semblense of backwards binary compatibility even in "stable" kernel lines)
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23 Jul 2010   #7
Smitty

Varies
 
 

first post here, just felt the sudden urge to post this.

apparently mandriva linux was saved by an investor. investor = russia?

i heard mandriva was working with russia on something like an os.

take it for what its worth.
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23 Jul 2010   #8
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Smitty View Post
first post here, just felt the sudden urge to post this.

apparently mandriva linux was saved by an investor. investor = russia?

i heard mandriva was working with russia on something like an os.

take it for what its worth.
Keep the urge; its a multinational family (MNF )

I read that too, smitty, but I forgot where...may be some old forum?

May be they want to curtail down the cost?? Or May be a way to wipe out piracy? (Bangladesh Govt. encourages to use Linux for home users).
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23 Jul 2010   #9
Smitty

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who knows, after all its russia.

but i read it on the mandriva forums somewhere. i could probably find it somewhere but im very lazy.
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23 Jul 2010   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhreePhly View Post
Sorry, but OpenOffice != MS Office
Perhaps it's not. However, for my home use, OpenOffice fits the bill just perfectly. Heck, even with a Microsoft Home Use Program where I can get Office 2010 Professional for just $9.95...I continue to use OpenOffice.

Why spent 1 cent on Microsoft Office, when i have a work laptop with Microsoft Office 2010 on it that I can use if I absolutely have to have office. Gives me money for lunch, movie rentals, etc.
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