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Yahoo!/AP: Microsoft Faces China Challenge

Sep 04, 2000, 15:09 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elaine Kurtenbach)

"China is hardly the only market challenged by small competitors like Linux. But rivals in China may have an added edge."

"Among the most prominent contenders is Linux Red Flag Software. The Linux software maker got a boost in May when Microsoft's deputy manager for China and Hong Kong, Liu Bo, jumped ship to sign on as Linux Red Flag's chief operating officer and president."

"Red Flag - patriotically named for China's crimson national standard - also is a play on Red Hat Software Inc., a U.S. maker of Linux software."

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