Russia to create operating system to rival Windows

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.

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