internetnews.com: China's Red Flag Joins Unbreakable Linux
May 08, 2003, 14:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"The booming Chinese market for Linux solutions witnessed the
birth of another alliance Wednesday, as home-grown market leader
Red Flag Software joined Oracle's Unbreakable Linux program through
the company's Oracle China subsidiary.
"The alliance means that Oracle has now brought two of China's
largest Linux distributors--Turbolinux (through the UnitedLinux
consortium) and Red Flag--into its fold, where it hopes to crack
what is shaping up to be one of Linux's strongest worldwide
"Spurred by the Chinese government's strong endorsement of the
platform, Linux has been growing by leaps and bounds in the
country. The Evans Data '2002 Chinese Developer Survey, Vol. 2,'
released last November, found that 65 percent of Chinese developers
expected to write a Linux application this year and 44 percent said
they had already written at least one. Additionally, the research
found that intentions to use Linux as a primary host operating
system this year were expected to leap by 175 percent..."