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PRC: Linux OS Continues to Gain Interest and Devotees

Jan 08, 2000, 15:38 (2 Talkback[s])

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"Interest in development of a Chinese-language operating system (OS) based on Linux continues to grow in both the governmental and private sectors. For example, conferees at a recent symposium on China?s Government Online Project decided that a Chinese version of the Linux OS should be used as the system platform."

"On August 11, the Renmin Ribao (People?s Daily) reported the formal launch of the new Red Flag Linux OS. Red Flag Linux, a locally developed Chinese-language OS, is based on Linux freeware, and is claimed to be the only Chinese OS that supports large character sets."

"On August 19, the Diannao Ribao (Computer Daily) reported that a small group of developers in Shenzhen had created a "localized version" of Linux, the Bluepoint Linux OS. The system was developed without outside financial assistance, and features Chinese-language display and input capabilities that use localized code to access the kernel directly."

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