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NewsForge: Revitalised Turbolinux Spreading its Wings

Dec 09, 2005, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Newlands)

"Turbolinux, recovered and prospering in its new incarnation as an Osaka Securities Exchange-listed company, is looking to achieve success in Asian markets beyond Japan and China. The company, now a subsidiary of booming Japanese portal operator Livedoor, has announced plans to double its percentage of income from exports to neighboring countries to 20% within the next couple of years. The latest venture for Turbolinux is into the relatively untapped Vietnamese market, where it has started to conduct market research under a contract with Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

"According to a report in the Nihon Kezai Shinbun newspaper, the Japanese government is considering providing official development assistance to Vietnam for the popularisation of open source software as a spin-off from a recently formed pact between Japan, China, and South Korea to promote greater use of Linux and other open source software..."

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