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BW: TurboLinux Outsells Microsoft Windows in China

Jan 07, 2000, 17:58 (2 Talkback[s])

"TurboLinux, the high performance Linux company, has been the number one operating system platform in China for the past four months, outselling the upgrade version of Microsoft's Windows 98 and 2000, according to China's largest software retail store."

"Government support for Linux, price and the exploding Internet economy have helped drive sales of TurboLinux 4.0 Chinese at Federal Software Store's 256 outlets across China, said Li Ru Xiong, vice president of Federal."

"TurboLinux has a very good start in China," Xiong said. "In China the IT industry and the Internet are growing very fast. But Chinese customers don't have the budget for U.S. software. So of course Linux is a major focus."

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