[linux-elitists] this just in - "Linux adopted by heathen Cuban Communists, ditching US Microsoft Windows!" -- FOX News (grin)

Jim Thompson jim@netgate.com
Tue May 17 17:05:01 PDT 2005


http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20050517/tc_afp/cubacomputersitlinux

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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