Robert Pogson

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Daily Archives / Friday, December 30, 2011

  • Dec 30 / 2011
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Cuba: Progress with GNU/Linux

In 2009, Cuba set a goal of independence in IT by 2011. Let’s see how they are doing…

  • 2009-02-24 20% of PCs run GNU/Linux – Goal is 50% within 5 years
  • NovaLinux, designed by University of Havana is working on its third release.
  • In February, 2011, it was announced that 8000 PCs at the University of Computer Science in Cuba will migrate to GNU/Linux and that all PCs assembled in Cuba will have GNU/Linux.
  • According to RoyalPingdom, Cuba has the lowest utilization rate of “7″ in the world.

It’s a small step but it will not only facilitate independence from M$ but also will sidestep the US embargo on just about everything. Many countries would be better off to ban M$ doing business in their jurisdictions.