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NewsForge: China's Linux Disease

Nov 15, 2005, 22:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chen Nan Yang)

"China has chosen Linux as the future of its software industry. But Novell's SUSE became the number one distribution in China's Linux market this year, and more menaces to native developers, such as the march of the Red Hat, are looming. A good portion of the problem comes from the way domestic Linux companies do business in China.

"When the Red Hat entering China market at the end of 2004, an executive of Asian distribution vendor Turbolinux said that Chen Shi, the general manager of Red Hat's Greater China region, still had a long way to go to understand the Chinese Rules before he could make success in China market. The Chinese Rules say that software companies should make success by political powers, personal relationships, and individual benefits..."

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