“China’s Linux market will be generating more than $51m annually
by 2010, up from just $11.8m last year, researchers predict.
Despite fierce court battles in the US between litigious software
vendor SCO and major companies using Linux, banks and industry in
China are rapidly replacing older SCO Unix installations with
Linux, IDC found.
“It is not yet clear whether Microsoft’s increasing pressure on
major Chinese PC makers to bundle legitimate versions of Windows
with every unit sold domestically will encourage or discourage
sales of cheaper Linux-only machines in China…”