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Salon: Linux is like a Chinese peasant uprising

Jul 06, 1999, 07:42 (14 Talkback[s])
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"When the oppressed recognize their suffering, they find the strength to overthrow those in power, reports Beijing's China Youth Daily."

"As if Microsoft didn't have enough to worry about ... If the analysis of a Chinese media outlet is correct, the mighty software corporation better be on the lookout for an armed peasant rebellion."

"'The rise of Linux is legendary,' reads the article, in an awkward English translation, 'a little like the peasant uprising of Chen Sheng and Wu Guang. In a world of hegemony long suppressed, many feel oppressed but the majority doesn't know where their suffering originates. Once someone stands up, he will have followers like clouds.'"

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