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China Daily: Linux Operating System Gains Ground in China

Jun 14, 2002, 17:30 (11 Talkback[s])
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"Linux, one of the only operating systems that has a freely available source code, is experiencing booming business in China this year...

"An official from Turbo Linux [sic], one of the top three Linux software vendors in the world and which controls 76 per cent of the market share in China, told Business Weekly that the company would soon be in the black, helped by big contracts signed with Chinese companies.

"Sinopec recently awarded Turbo Linux a contract for the operating systems of its 20,000 gas stations located around the country. Beijing City Commerce Bank also has decided to adopt Turbo Linux to save costs and maintain a high level of security..."

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