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How Microsoft Conquered China

Jul 10, 2007, 19:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Kirkpatrick)

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"Then a different form of resistance emerged. Beijing's city government started installing free open-source Linux operating systems on workers' PCs. (The Chinese Academy of Sciences promoted a version called Red Flag Linux.) Meanwhile security officials were troubled that government and military operations depended on Microsoft software made in the U.S. Could the technology be spying on China?

"In 1999, Gates sent Mundie, who heads the company's public-policy efforts, to figure out why Microsoft was so reviled..."

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