Russian Government Computer To Run On Linux By 2015

Tired of dealing with the legal hassles with Microsoft, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has ordered that all government agencies will be running on open-source software by 2015. Russia has a rocky relationship at times with Microsoft, and started this whole process by first proclaiming that schools will run only open-source software, and now proclaiming that the government would follow suit.

The Russian government will start a pilot program to ease the transition to open-source software during the second quarter of 2012, with the goal of having everyone running Linux by 2015. In the past there’s been political resistance to moving to open-source software. Given the fact that Prime Minister Putin has decreed that the government will go to Linux, that political resistance is no longer a factor.

[via Computer World, picture from Deviant Art]