Russia might switch thousands of government computers to Linux to spite Microsoft

Russia’s new internet czar has given a crazy interview in which he has said it is “inevitable” that the country will switch all of the computers owned by the state over from Windows to Linux. This comes as a reaction to US companies complying with the embargo against business in Crimea, following Russia’s occupation of the peninsula. Over 22,000 local authorities will make the switch. “It’s like a wife seeing her husband with another woman — he can swear an oath afterward, but the trust is lost”, German Klemenko said.…

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