Russia chooses Alt Linux and ReactOS and Windows alternatives




The makers of ReactOS, an open source Windows-compatible operating system, announced that it has achieved the second place were examined in a review of the Russian government in which open source alternatives to proprietary operating systems. Number one was ALT Linux.

ReactOS Logo Russia says, along with several fellow Brics beneficiary countries, to strive for the phasing out of proprietary hardware and software and the preference to open source alternatives. The Russian Ministry of Telecom and Communications embarked on a review of available open source projects, including in the field of operating systems. A leading developer of ReactOS decided to participate in the evaluation.

Meanwhile the Russian Ministry has completed the investigation and concluded that ReactOS the second most interesting project is to receive possible state aid, so notify the developers on their website. With ReactOS can with a self-written kernel, along with various parts Wine, Windows applications are run. The operating system is also helping still the alpha stamp.

Firstly ended ALT Linux , a Linux distribution of Russian origin. ALT Linux is available for both desktop and server systems. The developers of the OS have no reaction upon their election yet.

What support these projects are going to get, is not yet clear; the Russian government has yet to finalize the exact plans following the evaluation round. It is clear that Russia is pushing for alternatives especially American hardware and software that does not trust the country. So build the firm Elbrus MCST processors, ARM-compatible chips from Russian soil.


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