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vnunet: Linux Going to be Big in China

Apr 13, 2006, 14:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Burns)

"China's Linux market will be generating more than $51m annually by 2010, up from just $11.8m last year, researchers predict. Despite fierce court battles in the US between litigious software vendor SCO and major companies using Linux, banks and industry in China are rapidly replacing older SCO Unix installations with Linux, IDC found.

"It is not yet clear whether Microsoft's increasing pressure on major Chinese PC makers to bundle legitimate versions of Windows with every unit sold domestically will encourage or discourage sales of cheaper Linux-only machines in China..."

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