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Times of India: Putin bans Russian army use of Windows

Mar 31, 2000, 22:28 (12 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Godi for this link. ]

The clones of Dos and Linux Red Hat have probably been put on the list of indigenous operating systems recommended by the Russian defence ministry "Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin has banned the use of operating systems and software developed by US software giant Microsoft by the country's armed forces and military-industrial complexes to ensure "information security", reports here [Moscow] said. "

"The clones of Dos and Linux Red Hat have probably been put on the list of indigenous operating systems recommended by the Russian defence ministry, the agency said, pointing that the move came amid reports of secret codes and keys integrated in Microsoft Windows of all versions, which act as 'bugs' or 'back door' for the America's omnipotent National Security Agency to 'peep' into the computers of users world-wide."

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