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SiliconValley.com: After 'hot' start, Linux now is 'realistic' about China inroads

Nov 26, 2001, 21:29 (5 Talkback[s])
"It was a sight you almost never see in a U.S. computer store, but an increasingly common one in China. There, on sale in a major department store in the center of Beijing, was a new personal computer running the GNU/Linux operating system.

Was this a harbinger of the future? Was it a sign that the flurry of Linux hype here a year or two ago was finally turning into something like a trend? Well, maybe.

I'd love to tell you that Linux, as the open-source operating system is more commonly known, is sweeping through the world's most populous nation and creating a major counter-force to Microsoft's Windows monopoly on desktop computers. I'd love to tell you that, but I'd be exaggerating."

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