Cuba's University of Havana Switches Over to Free Software
After years of deliberation, the University of Havana has finally decided to switch over to free software on its network of computers, virtually all of which currently use Windows operating systems.
The plan, which was approved by the University Council, envisages the intensive training of professors and computer personnel this year, followed in 2009 by the broad installation of the GNU/Linux operating system, which uses the Linux kernel created by Linus Torvalds of Finland in 1991. The free Linux system would replace Windows, which is produced by the United States software giant Microsoft.
A national working group was formed to promote the shift, including representatives of the ministries of education, justice, the interior, higher education and the armed forces, as well as the customs service, the Office for Computerizing Cuban Society, the Computer Sciences University, the University of Havana and the Jose A. Echeverria Institute.
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Source: Linux Insider