ZDnet Australia: Linux Gains an Asian Foothold
Oct 02, 2003, 17:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim Landgrave)
"China, Japan, and South Korea recently announced that they
would work together to create a new, Linux-based operating system
that would end their dependency on Microsoft.
"In late August, China's State Council (its governing body)
issued a proclamation requiring all government ministries to buy
only locally produced software during their next upgrade cycle.
Given the limited number of locally produced software titles, the
directive seemed more symbolic than substantive. That is, until the
joint announcement from China, Japan, and Korea that they would
work together to create a new operating system--based on
Linux--that would eliminate their dependency on Microsoft. In this
article, I'll look at the Asian Linux initiatives and how they will
affect U.S. and Western companies over the next three to five