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They've got PONIES!!!
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 22 2013 @ 11:32 PM EDT
Whatever happened to Red Flag Linux?

I think it died from lack of interest.

Canonical has been courting the Chinese for a while, so this isn't something that happened overnight.

My utterly non-scientific observations in China last year indicated over 90% of desktop machines in homes, retail, and including the China Rail booking system, run Windows XP. A few knowledgeable users had updated to Win7.

Yes, there's lots of pirated software in China. The Chinese government wants to put a stop to that. However, they also don't want to be handing over huge sums of money to American software companies.

Ubuntu is a very nice distro. The desktop version focuses on being easy to use for the average non-technical person, which lets face it amounts to most of the people who use computers. It may not be overwhelmingly popular with the Linux "enthusiasts" who just wants Emacs and a bash terminal, but people who just see computers as being another tool that they use in the course of the day seem to like it quite a lot.

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They've got Windows?
Authored by: albert on Saturday, March 23 2013 @ 01:18 PM EDT
They should be quite crackable. I wonder what the real cracking stats are for
China?

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-03/19/c_132246098.htm

The Chinese are smart and their government is nimble. If they ran Linux on
everything, we would be disadvantaged in the cyber-cold-war.

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