Yahoo!/AP: Microsoft Faces China Challenge

“China is hardly the only market challenged by small competitors
like Linux. But rivals in China may have an added edge.”

Among the most prominent contenders is Linux Red Flag
Software. The Linux software maker got a boost in May when
Microsoft’s deputy manager for China and Hong Kong, Liu Bo, jumped
ship to sign on as Linux Red Flag’s chief operating officer and

“Red Flag – patriotically named for China’s crimson national
standard – also is a play on Red Hat Software Inc., a U.S. maker of
Linux software.”

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