[linux-elitists] this just in - "Linux adopted by heathen Cuban Communists, ditching US Microsoft Windows!" -- FOX News (grin)
Tue May 17 17:05:01 PDT 2005
HAVANA (AFP) - Cuba will gradually switch to the open-source Linux
operating system for its state computers, eliminating its exclusive use
of Microsoft Windows, the government daily Juventud Rebelde reported.
Roberto del Puerto, director of the state office of information
technology, told the daily that Cuba already has about 1,500 computers
using the Linux system, a free operating system whose technical data is
open for public viewing.
Del Puerto said his office was working on a legal framework that would
allow the replacement of the Windows system.
Although Windows is used on about 90 percent of the world's personal
computers, some governments and large organizations have switched to the
free Linux system or have threatened to do so to get discounts.
Linux was developed by Finnish computer scientist Linus Torvalds based
on the Unix operating system.
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