February 29, 2004

Enter the V-Dragon

Beijing: A Hong Kong-based company that began as a comic book publisher now promises to revolutionise the Chinese PC market with its new Linux-based, Chinese language CPU.

Culturecom Holdings says its new V-Dragon CPU, which retails for only US$15 to US$30, will reduce the price of PCs and appliances by anywhere from 50% to 70%, mostly by eliminating costly intellectual property fees charged by âWintelââMicrosoft and Intelâfor their operating systems and CPUs.

Co-developed by IBM and based on the Midori Linux operating system, the new V-Dragon architecture aims specifically for the Greater China market with an embedded dynamic Chinese character generating engine, allowing direct use of 32,000 Chinese characters without additional font sets or Chinese language peripherals.

Link: Asia Computer Weekly

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