“Google, Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp., collectively worth more than Russiaâ€™s gross domestic product, have all entered German Klimenkoâ€™s crosshairs since he was named Putinâ€™s first Internet adviser six weeks ago.
In a 90-minute interview peppered with expletives, Klimenko said forcing Google and Apple to pay more taxes and banning Microsoft Windows from government computers are necessary measures best explained in terms of barnyard economics and marital infidelity”
See Putin’s New Internet Czar Wants Apple and Google to Pay More TaxesBack in 2010, Putin put into (slow)motion a move to GNU/Linux. There were several projects but nothing concrete and system-wide. Finally, in 2016, thanks to the price of oil, sanctions and global politics, the time is ripe. The new “Internet Czar” has this on his todo list with a high priority. The Russian government has had it with US corporations having control of their IT. FLOSS is the way to go. If they have the code, they can control their own IT. That’s the right way to do it, even if “it” is sometimes the wrong thing like invading Ukraine or Syria.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.