March 3, 2001

China faces obstacles in Linux leap forward

Author: JT Smith

Bloomberg (on CNEt) says Chinese customers are having a hard time learning to use Linux. "Chinese-made computers from Legend Holdings and
Great Wall Computer use one of two competing operating systems: Microsoft's Windows or a local
version of Linux -- named Red Flag Linux to stir national pride--written by a company controlled
by President Jiang Zemin's son, Jiang Mianheng.

So far, computers with the Windows software installed are selling briskly, even though they are 80
percent more expensive ... "


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