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StrategyPage: China Shoots Itself in the Cyberfoot

Sep 24, 2004, 22:45 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Dunnigan)

"Protecting PCs from the Internet borne nasties has become more difficult as Microsoft, the creator of Windows, the most widely pirated operating system in China, cracks down on people using pirated software. It's becoming more difficult to get operating system updates that increase protection against viruses. China is trying to get around this by using Linux, a free operating system that is subject to far less Internet attack. But Linux does not have as much software available for it, and users are reluctant to abandon Windows, and all the neat games and other software that only runs on Windows powered computers..."

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