Monday, January 10, 2011

Is Next: Linux Monday

Is иext: Liиux Moиday

In America, you put in Linux. In Soviet Яussia, Putin Linux you! Da, everybody's favorite autocrat is going open source. Even has five year plan (more like four). Best line: "If Putin says: 'make it so', I suspect that a lot of people will jump pretty fast to make sure that it is so."

Wall Street Journal speculates:
Putin's motives are not strictly economic. In all likelihood, his real fear is that Russia's growing dependence on proprietary software, especially programs sold by foreign vendors, has immense implications for the country's national security. Free open-source software, by its nature, is unlikely to feature secret back doors that lead directly to Langley, Va.
"I can see Linux from my house," twittered one Wasilla, AK reader.

On this side of the bering strait, the big Linux news is in the tablet market, as the iPad gets some open source competition.

And speaking of Apple, that app store was in the Linux world in 1998...

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