Skip to main content

Vive la France!

Foreignpolicy The French have long been resistant to the idea of American cultural imperalism. Now, they are resisting American technological imperialism as well. Not only has France worked on a homegrown search engine to counter Google's ubiquity, the government is also casting off the cloak of Microsoft. The French parliament is following the example of its gendarmes and its Ministry of Culture and Communication by ditching Microsoft Windows for its computers' operating systems in favor of open source platform Linux. My tech geek friends have informed me that this is a smart move, and not just because they hate Microsoft. It will save France cash (money that would otherwise go to Microsoft's coffers for Windows licensing fees), and Linux is a more stable platform than Windows (which is prone to crashing, as we all know from personal experience). Security is also better, making it perfect for a government concerned about protecting privacy.

Are we going to adapt such move in Jordan ? YES YES YES I'd die to see it happening in Jordan

[tags] France, ditching, Microsoft, windows, Linux, parliament [/tags]


Popular posts from this blog

اهم التطورات العلمية في العام ٢٠١٩

10 things Dorothée Loorbach learned after losing a lot of money

Dorothée isn't just sharing her life changing experience with work and money, and sharing the following tips which won't make much sense without listening to the tips in her own words Money is important Money equals time Money equals value What people say doesn't matter What people say matters most when people is you! It's really simple - spend less, earn more, invest wisely and value yourself. It's not that easy Being broke sucks Stay Broke - be present in your own life Money isn't important

Rules of war (in a nutshell) Since the beginning, humans have resorted to violence as a way to settle disagreements. Yet through the ages, people from around the world have tried to limit the brutality of war. It was this humanitarian spirit that led to the First Geneva Convention of 1864, and to the birth of modern International Humanitarian Law. Setting the basic limits on how wars can be fought, these universal laws of war protect those not fighting, as well as those no longer able to. To do this, a distinction must always be made between who or what may be attacked, and who or what must be spared and protected.