While all the operating system news nowadays seems to center around iOS, Windows, Chrome OS, Android, Windows Phone 7 and Mac OS, let’s not forget that Linux still plays a very important part in the tech world and is the basis for many operating systems out there.

Now the Russian government is planning to transition its computer infrastructure to take advantage of free and open-source software, such as Linux. The move was given the green light by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and will affect a wide range of agencies and bodies that are controlled by the federal government. The conversion is scheduled to be completed by 2015 and interestingly enough, the documents also point to a national repository that will be similar to the App Store, but for free operating systems. Could they be planning to come up with some new repositories are or are we looking at some fancy new application store?

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