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Palm Beach Post: Linux to Benefit from Law in China

Mar 16, 2004, 00:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"For years, China has been trying to end Microsoft Corp.'s monopoly on its computers. It has tried to develop its own operating system. It has appealed to the patriotism of consumers.

"Now, it is turning to the law.

"Officials say a new law will be announced by this summer requiring a minimum percentage of software purchased by the government be produced in China. That's crucial in a country where the government accounts for 25 percent of the $30 billion software market...

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