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Chinese Linux Hit by Credit Crunch

Dec 12, 2008, 03:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Davey Winder)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"In China, despite some hiccups with Lenovo, Linux has been going from strength-to-strength. Indeed, Chinese research outfit CCID Consulting has published a report showing that Linux sales grew, year-on-year, by some 17 percent in China during the first three quarters of 2008.

"Unfortunately, when you get past that headline figure, the report does not make great reading for those who thought that both Linux and the Chinese Economy were bulletproof.

"It also reveals that the Chinese appetite for Linux is slowing down considerably, and puts the blame squarely at the feet of the global economic meltdown. "Investments in informatization are becoming more cautious, the postponing and cancellations of system construction have led to a drop in Linux shipment" CCID says."

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