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China Daily: Can Linux break Windows?

Aug 01, 2000, 08:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hou Mingjuan)

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"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 Windows."

"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."

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