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Re: [school-discuss] Russian schools abandon Windows for Linux ?
Yeah, I must apologize about this whole posting. It was bad form on my
part and do feel rather dumb about the fact I even posted it. I learned a
valuable lesson with this one, stick to the more reliable sources. I will
definably do so. This whole story was just to weird to start with and I
should have recognized that. Once again sorry for the poor judgment.
> On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 11:10:33AM -0600, Richard Houston wrote:
>> Anyways, the Russian school system is looking to move to
>> ASPLinux, a localized Linux disto, to combat software piracy.
> I guess it's another PR piece by ASP folks. While I have old
> friends among developers there, their public affairs staff is rather
> In short, I have yet to hear on ASPLinux in Russian schools,
> and I have already heard of ALT Linux there. Which is "another lozalized
> distro" which rather focuses on fixing things, not shouting about how
> we'll do anything.
>> Alexander Ponosov, a headmaster in a Russian school, was
>> charged for software piracy when he purchases MS Windows software he
>> thought was legitimate.
> He didn't purchase it.
>> If convicted he could spend up to 1 year in jail. Gorbachev,
>> calling Bill Gates to ask him to drop the charges but later Microsoft
>> said that they would not do so."
> All mixed up, and Gorbachev all over. Is that journalism? :-S
>> You can get the link to more detail on the link to my blog post
>> below. http://www.rlhc.net/blog/?p=272
> I sincerely suggest you to drop the misinformation source
> you've picked up as reasonable, and to follow these links:
>> Also I am working on V1.3.6 of my WinOSSCDrom
> Much better news. :-)