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Russia to Develop Linux-based Alternative to Windows

Posted by Kris Roman on January 26, 2009



David Murphy

Details are scarce, unless Russian is your language of choice, but CNews is reporting that Russia plans to develop its own national operating system. The move is designed to reduce Russia’s need to rely on foreign software and licensing agreements. And the alleged “open code” solution, likely a Linux/GNU derivative, will give Russia a greater degree of customization, as well as increased control over how the potentially free OS is used and accessed.

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