China Is Looking at Linux to Shake Its Dependency on Windows XP

Posted by thesilviu on Apr 25, 2014 3:06 AM EDT
Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie
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China is one of the countries that have suffered the most when Microsoft decided to pull the plug on Windows XP. The Chinese government is now looking towards Linux to fill that gap, and it intends to use its resources to make that happen.

China has been struggling for years to make its own Linux operating system, but it had little success. At one point it had something called the Red Flag Linux distribution, but the project never really got off the ground and lost all support from the Chinese government.

According to a report made by, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is looking to provide the needed support for an operating system that is ready to replace Windows XP.

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Wouldn't it be nice ? Ridcully 7 1,124 Apr 30, 2014 10:59 AM

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