The Russian Government is planning to build their own operating system to compete with Microsoft Windows and reduce dependence on the US based company for their competing needs.
According to a Yahoo report, Moscow has earmark 150 million rubles (3.5 million euros, 4.9 million dollars) to develop a national software system based on the Linux operating system. The details would be hashed out during a December meeting headed by vice-prime minister Sergei Ivanov.
Russia wants to become independent of Windows, but at the same time, “it risks becoming an unthinking implantation of Linux," a spokesman added.
Fair enough. But there is something here for conspiracy theorists to feed upon.