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Reuters/CNET News: Sun Sees Opportunity in China's Plan

Sep 08, 2003, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])

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"China's move to encourage the use of locally developed software could brighten the outlook for Sun Microsystems, a senior company executive asserts.

"John Gage, the company's chief researcher, said that the Chinese plan to develop operating systems using either local or alternative software like Linux spell the end of dominance by rival Microsoft's Windows.

"'As China decides to ban software not developed in China--which is another way of saying, 'Goodbye, Microsoft'--that means Linux, that means StarOffice--the stuff we give away free--can replace all of Microsoft's Word,' Gage told Reuters while attending a technology conference in Malaysia..."

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