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LinuxInsider: For China, Linux Has Lots To Like

Mar 31, 2004, 20:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Einhorn)

"After years of making slow but steady inroads in the U.S., the operating-system software called Linux suddenly is showing signs of catching on in China. On Mar. 23, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) announced plans to sell Linux desktop PCs in Asia, in partnership with Tokyo-based Turbolinux. A few days earlier, Open Source Development Labs, a U.S.-based Linux booster, revealed that it had accepted a second Chinese software group as a member. The same day, stories in Taiwanese newspapers reported that several of the nation's second-tier notebook makers plan to sell Linux machines in the world's largest country.

"China is a tiny market for Linux at the moment. But Beijing plans to change that..."

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