"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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