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InsideChinaToday: Partitionmagic To Boost Linux In China

Feb 24, 2000, 23:21 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexa Olesen)

"The spring release of a new U.S.-made Chinese language partitioning software could give the open source Linux operating system a boost in China as it allows Windows users to load Linux onto their computers without having to erase existing drives."

"The software, PartitionMagic 5.0, was developed by PowerQuest, a Utah a company which leads the worldwide market in partition software. The company hopes to double its net revenue -- US$35 million in 1998 -- with the April release of the simplified Chinese version of PartitionMagic in Shanghai and Beijing...."

"Of particular interest to Chinese users will be the ability to run English and Chinese operating systems at the same time, or to run Linux and Windows at the same time. As a possible result, the software may give a boost to the mainland popularity of Linux, the open source operating system that is slowly but steadily challenging the current monopoly of Microsoft's Windows operating system in China."

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