The Russian government has indicated that it plans to dump Windows and switch to a custom Linux OS in near future. Sound like a good news to you as a Linux over, isn’t it? But wait till you hear it all.
This move is inspired more from political motives than for the love of Linux and Open Source. The real reason is that Russia wants to have its control over the Russian network. It is unhappy that while Google can track everything and answers to over 32,000 requests a year from U.S. law-enforcement agencies, it doesn’t do the same with Russia. [Continue reading]