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CW360: China's Software Developers Eye Linux

Jul 15, 2002, 23:30 (1 Talkback[s])

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"A survey of 700 developers in mainland China revealed that while the Windows operating system dominates the country's software development efforts, a significant proportion of programmers are beginning to develop applications for Linux or plan to do so in the next year.

"The survey, released by research company Evans Data, paints a different picture of the software development community in China than in North America, where a smaller percentage of developers said they plan to experiment with Linux applications in the coming year.

"About 27% of the developers polled in China said they are writing Linux applications. Looking ahead, 66% said they would 'probably' or 'absolutely' write Linux applications within the next year. Only 9% said they had no intention to write for the open source operating system in the next year..."

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