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
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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