Russian military moves closer to replacing Windows with Astra Linux

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  1. mood

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    Russian military moves closer to replacing Windows with Astra Linux
    May 30, 2019
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/russian-military-moves-closer-to-replacing-windows-with-astra-linux/
     
  2. fblais

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    Not sure I’d run Astra Linux myself though.
     
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    Why not?

    Is there something about that series that would make it any less interesting to run?
     
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    Amazing they still use Windows :eek:
     
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    It's even more amazing yet that we all still use windows :D
     
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    Windows is a standard, so for home users it is not so shocking, however military using closed-coded OS developed by foreign countries is just insane, especially coming from Russia which have amongst the greatest devs.
     
  7. imdb

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    a more crucial question is why on earth did they start to use it in the first place? :confused:
     
  8. fblais

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    I'm just not confident I could trust it, and the same applies to Kylin or Deepin from China.
    I may be completely wrong though, but since there's a wide choice of available distros, I rather use something else.
     
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    I tried it in a VM, Firefox is still on v65.0.1, so unless they backport security fixes themselves, it is vulnerable.
     
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    Thanks for sharing that opinion. Many as yourself are very familiar with different Linux series so it's always good to learn when some apprehension or hesitation is brought out concerning certain O/S's of Linux.

    Thanks-EASTER
     
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