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South China Morning Post: Red Hat prepares Chinese Linux to grab OS lead

Dec 23, 1999, 17:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Karvin Au-Yeung)

"Red Hat, the US-based distributor of the free Linux operating system, says it will have launched an ambitious expansion programme in greater China by the time rival Microsoft begins commercial release of its Windows 2000 OS early next year."

"Red Hat's Asia-Pacific vice-president and general manager, Mark White, said it would focus on the mainland."

"A simplified Chinese version of Linux would be released and Chinese open-source development would be encouraged."

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