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Putin Wants to Push Microsoft Out of Russia


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:20 PM

In his battle with the United States, Vladimir Putin has a new target — Microsoft.

The Kremlin is backing a plan to rid government offices and state-controlled companies of all foreign software, starting with Moscow city government replacing Microsoft products with Russian ones, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official.

This week, Russia also blocked LinkedIn, the U.S.-based networking site that Microsoft is in the process of buying.

The intelligence official said Putin is going after Microsoft because it is the biggest American name in information technology and because it's easy to convince Russians that the company works with the U.S. intelligence community.

A sensitive U.S. Homeland Security document obtained by NBC News confirms that a Microsoft Office attachment was used by Russian hackers to shut down the Ukraine electrical grid last year.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:26 PM

So what will they use because MS is USA, Apple i believe is as well, and Linux, Linus was born in finland, so what would they use? would they have to make their own OS?. hm.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 06:43 PM

LIST of Soviet OS's

 

Also...

 

And...


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 07:39 PM

Also a mobile OS in the works.

 

http://thehackernews.com/2016/06/russian-mobile-os.html



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Posted 01 November 2016 - 07:44 PM

Russia is not the first Govt to ditch Microsoft in favor of Linux or Open source software.

 

Italian Government Ditching Microsoft for Open Source LibreOffice ...

 

UK Government Ditches Microsoft and Google to Adopt Open Source ...

 

NZ school ditches Microsoft and goes totally open source - CIO

 

Pennsylvania High School Rolls Out 1,700 Linux Laptops to Students ...

 

List of Linux adopters - Wikipedia

 

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Heres a distro everybody should use.  Because dear leader says so :hysterical:

Red Star OS - Wikipedia

Edited by NickAu, 01 November 2016 - 07:48 PM.
add red star link.


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Posted 01 November 2016 - 07:54 PM

In the article I linked to.

 

Microsoft told NBC News it doesn't collaborate with the government on any spying.

 

I almost choked when I read this. Just like Yahoo didn't cooperate with the government accessing everybody's emails.



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Posted 02 November 2016 - 10:11 PM

In the article I linked to.

 

Microsoft told NBC News it doesn't collaborate with the government on any spying.

 

I almost choked when I read this. Just like Yahoo didn't cooperate with the government accessing everybody's emails.

Its the whole "No i am not" while nodding yes up and down.

I got no idea why any IT company would want to run in America after bush brought them stupid spying laws in and the stingray was one of the most intrusive machines ever LOL.






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