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Microsoft Faces Russian Hurdles as Local Software Thrives

Russian companies are increasingly buying homegrown software to avoid international sanctions, posing a challenge to US software companies. in the country’s $3 billion local market. OAO Sberbank’s life insurer started an online service running local operating system Rosa-Linux using an open-source PostgreSQL database, skipping alternatives from Microsoft, Oracle and IBM. Source Bloomberg

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