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On Thu, 18 May 2006 17:20:27 GMT,
Colin Day <cday3@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Cuba to switch computers to Linux, dumping Windows
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>> | Cuba will gradually switch to the open-source Linux
>> | operating system for its state computers, eliminating its exclusive use
>> | of Microsoft Windows, the government daily Juventud Rebelde reported
>> | Tuesday.
> Did Microsoft sell software to Cuba? Doesn't that violate the US trade
> embargo against Cuba?
> Colin Day
I suspect that Cuba bought from MS Mexico or something like that. The
"embargo" on cuba presents no problems to large companies, only
individuals and small companies. It's a political sop to the old, hard
line anti Castro brigade. Ironically enough, it's the best thing that
the US could have done to Castro, gave him a easy out for their fucked
up economic performance, blame it on the US, rather than socialism.
It's equally amusing that Cuba is "relaxing" many of the restrictions on
private businesses, because the country is in such economic trouble.
Getting harder and harder to blame the norteamericanos.
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