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Cuban reds snub Microsoft software

Windows has been snubbed expense and security grounds

The extreme left-wing government in Cuba has announced that it's going to migrate its entire computer system away from Microsoft software and into the world of open source. At a conference held last Friday, the move was backed by Cuban government ministers.

Communications minister Ramiro Valdes opened proceedings on Friday with a resounding speech which advocated an open source switchover.

The citizens of Cuba have always struggled with old fashioned computer equipment; most of them still connect to the internet via dial-up and use old versions of Windows.

Cuba is not the first country to announce its intentions to go open source: Brazil, Venezuela, Norway and China have also released details regarding plans to migrate across to open source software.

James Rivington


James was part of the TechRadar editorial team for eight years up until 2015 and now works in a senior position for TR's parent company Future.