Ah yes, another significant victory for Linux as the Russian government decides that there will be a national operating system based on Linux. This new operating system will be deployed in Russian schools sometime this year.

The Russians plan to rid themselves of the capitalist opression of Microsoft--or something like that.

Russia isn't the first country to make this decision as some schools in India, France, and the U.S. have already made the switch to Linux.

The main reason they're switching? To save those Rubles, baby. I guess schools face tight budgets everywhere.

This mass migration to Linux fulfills my ongoing prophecies and rants about saving money by using Linux, converting the young, and generally breaking the stranglehold that our favorite company in Redmond has on us all.

Perhaps our new U.S. President will soon mandate the same change for American schools--now that's change I can believe in.