AP/Shanghai Daily: China Linux Lobby a Major Threat to Microsoft Windows
Sep 24, 2003, 14:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"The threat to Microsoft Corp from the free Linux operating
system could intensify with the help of a powerful Asian
triumvirate: Japan and South Korea are prodding China to join an
effort that promotes alternatives to Windows.
"Japan has earmarked 1 billion yen (US$8.6 million) for the
project and will host a meeting in November for the three
governments to boost research in Linux, including flavors that
better handle Asian languages.
"Like Germany, France and other European countries, Japan, South
Korea and China long have been wary of leaving too many government
computers and networks dependent on Windows. Many experts view
Windows as too prone to computer viruses and hacking..."