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Old 12-13-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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I was watching a program on North Korea. The internet, surprise surprise, is highly restricted there. Apparently, in the one or two internet cafes in the capital they do not use windows. They use their own os. I wonder if it is a Linux spin? Anyone know? Red Hat seems the most appropriate!
 
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Why does Red Hat seem appropriate? I'd hardly associate them with Communism, you know, given the whole "for profit" thing that they have going on ...
 
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I was not writing entirely in earnest!
 
Old 12-13-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Star_OS
 
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North Korea is one of the few last true totalitarian regimes. It has been said that the people there "need" to be ruled that way.

Pretty sure that anyone who lives in a free country would be shocked by the ways they live and believe.

My understanding is that they are using a version of the Japan only market OS. I am sure that what every they have is stolen technology.
 
Old 12-13-2012, 10:14 PM   #6
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One of the others being the the USA run by the DHS?? "You are with us, or you are against us!"
 
Old 12-13-2012, 10:39 PM   #7
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We're living in a world that is changing very fast, largely because of the unprecedented Internet. But in some places, change happens slowly. I guess that the best we can do is to be ... well ... sensitive to the culture of these places even though we might not understand it.

As for me, I would not want to be the present ruler of that country. I wonder, sometimes, how much he does or does not find himself to be free to express his own thoughts (whatever "his own thoughts" might be), versus those of his father's and grandfather's generation, even though he is "the present head-of-state." (I wonder such things even more with regard to countries like Cuba, even as I yearn for the day when the "three times a day routine ferry from Havana to Key West" starts routinely running again.)

Yes, these countries and cultures are alien to many of us. But... they're filled with men, women, and children just like ourselves. And I don't want to shame them... (And I also don't want to give the impression that I'm "body-slamming" your thread, which I'm not. "Just sayin'....")

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If you don't know the difference between North Korea, China and the USA then forget it.
 
  


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