Russian Schools to Run Linux and Ubuntu-PT Booth

The BBC has an article saying all Russian schools will be running Linux by 2009. Many schools were using illegal copies of Windows and schools were being prosecuted since Russia joined the WTO. Schools will slowly be moved to Linux over a period of 3 years.

Alexey Smirnov, Director General of the Company ALTLinux, says that free software should be good enough (not sure why he thinks it is inferior in the first place), and “schools should teach the main principles of all software anyway.”