Moscow Dumps Microsoft

Under the direction of one Vladimir Putin, Moscow has just announced that they are dumping Microsoft in favor of more local-grown software. They are cutting their dependance on foreign software and I really don't blame them. Right now they are ditching office in favor of alternatives, but that may extend to Windows in the future.

President Putin's 'digital czar' German Klimenko has made no secret of his opposition to Windows, and his desire to see it replaced on all government systems with a domestically developed Linux-based OS. Klimenko also wants to raise taxes on foreign tech firms in order to help Russia's own companies, such as search giant Yandex.

Source: Neowin