"In China, despite some hiccups with Lenovo, Linux has
been going from strength-to-strength. Indeed, Chinese research
outfit CCID Consulting has published a report showing that Linux
sales grew, year-on-year, by some 17 percent in China during the
first three quarters of 2008.
"Unfortunately, when you get past that headline figure, the
report does not make great reading for those who thought that both
Linux and the Chinese Economy were bulletproof.
"It also reveals that the Chinese appetite for Linux is slowing
down considerably, and puts the blame squarely at the feet of the
global economic meltdown. "Investments in informatization are
becoming more cautious, the postponing and cancellations of system
construction have led to a drop in Linux shipment" CCID says."