Comment 1937 for bug 1

Regards from Kaliningrad, Russia

That bug is being fixed here partially by now, see below.

Just to make sure, I visited some PC shops around and, to my surprise, found some computers with Ubuntu and few with FreeDOS (and, as consultant said, any linux distro from list could be installed for free).

The fun is what some own Linux distro is used (AFAIK) by Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, and there is military Rosa linux (totally shitty from what I heard but still).
If only we could make schools to teach students to use Linux systems instead, that would change the game.

I estimate the prevalence of free software in education here as about 15-18%, maybe 25% based on what I see in university.