Russia Building a 'National Operating System' With Linux

Friday Jul 23rd 2010 by Developer.com Staff

Russian government embracing open source and Linux by creating its own Linux distribution.

The Moscow Times reported today that the Russian government is creating its own "national operating system" based on Linux.

A government spokesman said that 90 percent of the operating system will be open source Linux.

The operating system will be used on computer systems of government agencies and state-run companies. The use of the operating system will be optional. It's expected to be ready early next year.

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