Russia to dump Windows OS

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by bullet_catcher, Oct 28, 2010.

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  1. Russia is to dump the Windows operating system, and make its own based on Linux, according to a Times of India report here Russia to develop Windows rival - The Times of India. Are they really playing catch-up with the Chinese, who have their own system called Kylin? I find it hard to believe that the Russians do not have more than one alternative OS that they could wheel out for public use.
  2. They certainly have the talent. A young lad who was in my IT team in Moscow wrote his own OS just for fun. It looked a bit like that old GEM(?) stuff you used to get on Amstrads, but it was blinking impressive effort nonetheless...