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LinuxMall.com: Chinese Linux Development Leap

Jun 21, 2000, 18:05 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Furthering China's attempts to build an indigenous software industry, The Institute of Software at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS) has unveiled Chinese Penguin64 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing."

"The Institute developed Chinese Penguin64 in collaboration with Singapore-based Donovan Systems. "The development of 64-bit Chinese Linux is a significant boost for Chinese software developers and organizations with high-capacity needs," said Gary Foong, Donovan's CEO. "It will give even more impetus to the rapidly growing market for Linux in China." In addition to technical assistance, Donovan also shouldered some of the financial burden of development cost."

"Donovan designs and manufactures Linux servers powered by Sun Microsystems' UltraSPARC (Scalable Performance Architecture) 64-bit chip. "We have partnered with Donovan Systems to develop 64-bit Chinese Linux because it [the system] offers tremendous potential for China's software industry and commercial enterprises," the Institute's Deputy Director, Research Professor Li Mingshu said. "Open Source Linux provides an exciting opportunity for China to develop an indigenous software industry."

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