This week we saw the completion
of the introduction of Hugo Chavez 6.0 a more user friendly, gentler beta
version of the well-known Hugo Chavez system. The new version is, like all
previous even numbered versions, an attempt to remove some of the
confrontational issues of the odd numbered versions. However, as all other
previous even versions, this one is likely to be short-lived and replaced by a
more robust and intransigent version.
The biggest change in the new
version is that it is not FARC friendly. All previous support of belligerence
and armed revolt has been eliminated and support is only available for total
surrender in exchange for very little. The new version is not only not FARC
friendly, but it is attempting to remove all FARC hostages at the same time, an
incredible twist given the previous versions required swapping of hostages on a
one to one basis with a hierarchy of demands.
We found the private sector
friendly part of the system quite buggy and it seems as if it was rushed to
market. In fact, the system seems to be discriminating between local and
foreign private sectors. On trials on Tuesday and Wednesday the system gave
responses that were far from robust and consistent. On Tuesday, the foreign
private sector was not accepted on input, while on Wednesday there were
repeated requests for foreign investment input.
While the system attempts to
remove some of the rough edges of previous versions, we found it to be
difficult to interact with. First of all, there appeared to be little to
interact with beyond the more friendly user interface, but little at the core of the system. After using the
interface for hours, there seemed to be little behind it except from very
simple operations like the elimination of the financial transaction tax and
some minor reductions in transfer times for the foreign exchange conversion
system, which in the end is a simple eight-byte system with no sophistication.
The interface of the system with
the opposition has turned out to be quite unstable and buggy. The system appears
to separate private sector from opposition, ignoring the large overlap between
the two. Moreover, it seems to be quite incompatible with PSUV sectors, which
find the new version to be too conservative and unstable for their taste. PSUV
users have found too many conflicts with the new version and have decided not
to switch to the new version and even change brands, This would create two sectors of users which HG
Inc. is not willing to support as the systems will not be made backwards
compatible as in previous versions.
New users who appeared to be
switching to Hugo Chavez 6.0 on Wednesday night, found the system jokes
offensive and cynical and expressed doubts that they will really switch at the
end even if they were offered half of the US$ 1 billion joint venture fund in
order to change systems.
Those that have performed
extensive testing of the system, found that the use of the same old quirky
eight-byte CPU Chavez unit limits the possibilities of success of the system,
which they found to be limited, unstable and containing both numeric and
The new Chavez 6.0 system also
suffers from limited networking compatibility, and seems to be able to connect
only to the same peripherals that have been part of the Chavez system for the last
In our testing, we found the Hugo
Chavez 6.0 system to be too unstable to last and expect a new more traditional
version to surface in the next few months more in line with the previous long
lasting, odd numbered versions in which all of the user friendly, gentle features
are once again removed.
We do not recommend the Hugo
Chavez 6.0 system for either corporate, personal, sovereign or revolutionary use. We suggest users await
for the new version and once again get used to it however quirky, difficult to deal with and disgusting
it may be. Prospective profits and gifts may be the same under all systems, thus switching represents no real advantage for those just seeking profits. There seems to be no alternatives out there at this time with a
chance of replacing any of the current active versions of the Hugo Chavez
system in any case.