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Putin's internet guru says 'nyet' to Windows, 'da' to desktop Linux


Maybe this time it could work?

Of course we've heard of government bodies looking to ditch Windows time and again for the last 20-odd years, and it always flopped – mostly at planning stages, though China did seem to give it an honest try a few years back.

However, this time around the main impediment to adopting Linux is gone: with Office 365, it's possible to read and edit the odd MS Office file in Linux over the web, while new documents could be created using a FOSS tool like LibreOffice.

Unless of course it's all a feint to wriggle out some extra volume discounts from the Beast*... Again.

* Remember when El Reg would affectionately refer to MS as "the Beast"?

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