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ZDnet Australia: Linux Gains an Asian Foothold

Oct 02, 2003, 17:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"China, Japan, and South Korea recently announced that they would work together to create a new, Linux-based operating system that would end their dependency on Microsoft.

"In late August, China's State Council (its governing body) issued a proclamation requiring all government ministries to buy only locally produced software during their next upgrade cycle. Given the limited number of locally produced software titles, the directive seemed more symbolic than substantive. That is, until the joint announcement from China, Japan, and Korea that they would work together to create a new operating system--based on Linux--that would eliminate their dependency on Microsoft. In this article, I'll look at the Asian Linux initiatives and how they will affect U.S. and Western companies over the next three to five years..."

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