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Russia to adopt Linux as Nation’s OS of choice by 2015

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While most parts of the world rely on Microsoft Windows as the operating system of choice, one of the largest and most powerful countries is taking a huge step away from that. Russia plans to move its computer infrastructure from the current Windows, to open-source operating systems like Linux.

While most parts of the world rely on Microsoft Windows as the operating system of choice, one of the largest and most powerful countries is taking a huge step away from that. Russia plans to move its computer infrastructure from the current Windows, to open-source operating systems like Linux. The order to complete this transition by year 2015 was issued by none other than Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The move will greatly affect a wide range of agencies and departments under direct control of the government. By doing this, Prime Minister Putin aims to create a “national repository for open-source software and applications, similar to that of Apple’s App Store”.

A Google translation of Putin’s order reads as follows:

1. Approve the attached plan for the transition of federal executive bodies and agencies of the federal budget for the use of free software for 2011 – 2015 years.

2. Federal executive agencies to implement activities in accordance with the plan approved by this Order, within the established government of the Russian Federation, limiting the size of their staff and budget allocations provided to them in the federal budget execution authority to the specified area of activity.

Source: vator.tv

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