China Daily: Can Linux break Windows?
Aug 01, 2000, 08:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hou Mingjuan)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Despite Microsoft Chairman Bill Gate's assertion that his
company does not earn much money from the Chinese market,
Microsoft's Windows operating system can be found on nearly every
PC and computer server in China and the world."
"The result is that most Chinese applications software is
written to operate on the Windows platform only, but things are
beginning to change."
"Because of the emergence of the open-source Linux operating
system, Chinese software developers are beginning to write software
programmes that can be used on operating systems other than
"Developing our own Linux operating system will save time and
money," said Yang Tianxing, chairman of the China Software Industry
Association, a semi-official organization, "because we are standing
on the shoulders of software giant."
"Many domestic software producers are upbeat about the
development of Linux. Nearly a dozen Linux producers have emerged
recently, such as domestic software producers Red Flag Linux,
Xteam, the hardware giant Legend and foreign companies such as
Turbo Linux and Red Hat."
- The Standard: Microsoft's Man in Beijing [and Linux in China](Jul 17, 2000)
- NY Times: Fearing Control by Microsoft, China Backs the Linux System(Jul 08, 2000)
- Australian Financial Review: Linux has window of opportunity in China(Jun 30, 2000)
- IT-Director.com: China Backs Red Flag Linux, It's Unofficial(May 09, 2000)
- TechWeb: Intel Helps Push Linux In China(Apr 27, 2000)
- EETimes.com: Motorola teams with TurboLinux on embedded OS for China(Apr 19, 2000)
- Far Eastern Economic Review: China Joins Linux Bandwagon(Feb 17, 2000)
- IDG.net: China backs Linux, says OS pioneer Hall(Jan 13, 2000)
- Upside: Is Linux China Bound?(Jan 12, 2000)
- Linux.com: Linux in China(Jan 07, 2000)
- Linux.Net.CN: Richard Stallman in China(Nov 06, 1999)