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LXer 06-03-2006 12:21 PM

LXer: Government says all new PCs must be Linux-friendly
 
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The government-run Central Trust of China has mandated for the first time that all desktop computers purchased from now on must be Linux-compatible, demonstrating the government's desire to widen the nation's usage of open source software.

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craigevil 06-03-2006 02:55 PM

Way to go China!! You can say all the bad things you want about the Chinese government, but their acceptance and push for OSS is great.

Cogar 06-03-2006 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by craigevil
Way to go China!! You can say all the bad things you want about the Chinese government, but their acceptance and push for OSS is great.

This is an article written in Taipei, which is the main city in the island of Taiwan. Perhaps you were thinking of mainland China, which is a completely different country. ;)

A lot of computer components are made in Taiwan. Having this influence over hardware should prove to be a benefit to everyone.


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