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LinuxNews.com: Linux Passes the Relay Baton into China, Korea

Sep 23, 2000, 14:41 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Head)

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"Linux continues to make inroads into the Far East, with contributions ranging from embedded devices and wireless services in Korea to hosting the number one Olympic Web site in China--and the operating system's (OS's) Asian enthusiasts seem eager to put Linux's muscle behind big business operations."

"Shawei.com, a popular Chinese sports site that hosted last summer's Euro 2000 soccer matches, is currently drawing 20 million hits a day for its Sydney 2000 Olympic Web cast... Linux is continuing to make technical strides and community contributions in Korea as well, where PalmPalm Technology has scheduled a technology forum September 21 on "Integration of Embedded Linux and the Wireless Internet. ... Chinese software developer eSoftBank's Strategy E*Linux launch, announced September 14--and partnership with IBM--is intended to bring Linux's configurability to companies making the transition to the Internet."

"...Big Blue... announced at the end of August that it would be infusing $200 million into Linux development in the Asian-Pacific region. In the last few months, Chinese-and-Korean native Linux distributions became available (Chinese Penguin64 and Haansoft Linux), and China's own Bluepoint Linux, bolstered by surging sales, has announced the launch of a new product line and expressed interest in expanding into the set-top box market."

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