July 30, 2007

Sanity check: How Microsoft beat Linux in China and what it means for freedom, justice, and the price of software

Who remembers Red Flag Linux? Born during the dot-com boom and officially financed and adopted by the Chinese government, Red Flag Linux was supposed to be Chinaââ¬â¢s answer for avoiding the double-team of Windows and Microsoft Office that dominates the rest of the worldââ¬â¢s PCs. In some circles, the potential spread of Red Flag Linux in the worldââ¬â¢s most populated nation was even hailed as a critical sign that Microsoft was not going to be able to spread its domination of the software market to the rest of the world.

Link: blogs.techrepublic.com

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