This week in Linux news, Russia announces a possible switch to Linux, Jack Wallen ponders the inconsequence of the Linux Desktop in 2016, and more! Get up-to-date on the Latest Linux news with our weekly digest.
This week in Linux news, Russia announces a possible switch to Linux, Jack Wallen ponders the importance of the Linux Desktop in 2016, and more! Get up-to-date on the Latest Linux news with our weekly digest.
Russia announces a possible switch to Linux in retalliation against Western business embargo on Crimea. Russia Might Switch Thousands of Government Computers to Linux to Spite Microsoft– TechRadar
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.
By stating this and when the switch will be made reality this will provide an enormous boost to the Linux community. Not only because Russia will most likely be adding new developers to the community and will start to push out possibly new updates to the community. The main “thing” will be that it can serve as a big reference case, if done right and if this becomes a success it is most likely that we will see other governments (and companies) to be more willing to consider a switch to a Linux based desktop footprint.