Short Bytes: The Russian government is planning to replace all of its Windows-powered computers with some Linux distribution. The government has justified this decision by stating that American technology companies like Google and Microsoft need to pay more taxes.
This was revealed during a recent interview when Russian government’s German Klimenko targeted American companies like Microsoft and Google, demanding that they should pay more taxes. During the interview, Mr. Klimenko said that now is the right time to replace Microsoft Windows with Linux operating system.
Microsoft’s Windows is the most used operating system in Russia. The government is planning to paint about 22,000 municipal authorities in the color of Linux. While Windows 10 was already facing flak in Russia over privacy issues, adoption of an open source alternative to Microsoft Windows is expected to deliver a big blow to the big guys at Redmond.
In the past, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has expressed his wish to move to open source software and adoption of a Linux-based operating system by 2015.
It would be interesting to see which Linux OS Russia is planning to adopt. Stay tuned with us, we’ll be keeping you updated about this big win of the open source philosophy.
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