globetechnology.com: Linux system finds a friend in China
Nov 16, 2000, 21:47 (2 Talkback[s])
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"While the upstart operating system struggles to establish
itself in the all-important U.S. market, countries such as China
are embracing Linux. Not only is the technology cheaper -- an
important consideration in the cash-strapped developing world --
but Linux offers the added advantage of being more politically
correct by offering a technological end-run around Microsoft's --
i.e. American -- software."
"The Linux computer operating system source code -- the building
blocks of software -- is free for all to see and is distributed at
no charge, unlike Microsoft's relatively pricey products and
closely guarded source code."
"Jon "Maddog" Hall, executive director of Linux International, a
U.S.-based association that promotes the system, says the
information technology manager for the Chinese government told him
the open-source code is its operating system of choice."
"This, of course, doesn't mean that China is instantly going to
stop using Microsoft products," Mr. Hall said."
- LinuxPR: A new IT website was launched to proliferate the adoption of Open-Source in China(Oct 19, 2000)
- Community: China Linux Forum Launches the Chinese Man Page Project(Oct 16, 2000)
- LinuxNews.com: Linux Passes the Relay Baton into China, Korea(Sep 23, 2000)
- Salon: Linux in China: Not ready for prime time(Aug 09, 2000)
- The Register: High prices, false steps help Windows lose to Linux in China(Aug 08, 2000)
- China Daily: Can Linux break Windows?(Aug 01, 2000)
- The Standard: Microsoft's Man in Beijing [and Linux in China](Jul 17, 2000)
- NY Times: Fearing Control by Microsoft, China Backs the Linux System(Jul 08, 2000)
- LinuxMall.com: Chinese Linux Development Leap(Jun 22, 2000)
- IDG.net: China backs Linux, says OS pioneer Hall(Jan 14, 2000)