Linux Gains in China

On a recent trip to China I stopped by the headquarters of Red Flag, a Linux software company in Beijing, and talked about prospects for the OS in the world’s most populous nation. Here’s the column that came out of that trip.

Now the Register, citing a Gartner survey, reports that Beijing’s municipal government signed up to use Linux for an operating system. It’s part of the move to “go legal” in a land where commercial software is widely copied.

It’s an interesting development. Let’s see where it goes.


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