The Empire Strikes Back...In Nigeria?
A recent Linux victory has turned into a blow from Big Evil. It wasn't that long ago that Mandriva won a contract to provide the Nigerian government with 17,000 Intel PC's for local schools — complete with the latest version of Mandriva Linux. The deal was hailed as a triumph for open source over evil.
Little did anyone know that Microsoft was still hard at work. Just as the systems were delivered, the Nigerians announced they would be replacing the pre-installed Linux with Windows. François Bancilhon, Mandriva's CEO, is feeling the blow particularly hard, and is letting his feelings be known in an open letter addressed to the Prince of Darkness himself, Steve Ballmer.
"How do you feel looking at yourself in the mirror in the morning?" he writes, among a laundry list of charges against the Microsoft CEO. The full text is available on Mandriva's blog.
Now that we've seen the Empire's latest move, there is only one question the true geek can ask: "What will the Jedi do now?"
Justin Ryan is a Contributing Editor for Linux Journal.
|Natalie Rusk's Scratch Coding Cards (No Starch Press)||Feb 17, 2017|
|Own Your DNS Data||Feb 16, 2017|
|IGEL Universal Desktop Converter||Feb 15, 2017|
|Simple Server Hardening||Feb 14, 2017|
|Server Technology's HDOT Alt-Phase Switched POPS PDU||Feb 13, 2017|
|Bash Shell Script: Building a Better March Madness Bracket||Feb 09, 2017|
- Own Your DNS Data
- Simple Server Hardening
- Understanding Firewalld in Multi-Zone Configurations
- Teradici's Cloud Access Platform: "Plug & Play" Cloud for the Enterprise
- From vs. to + for Microsoft and Linux
- Linux Makes Wi-Fi Happen in New York City
- IGEL Universal Desktop Converter
- Bash Shell Script: Building a Better March Madness Bracket
- The Weather Outside Is Frightful (Or Is It?)
- Returning Values from Bash Functions