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Jul292007

How Microsoft Beat Linux In China?

An analysis up on TechRepublic details how Microsoft beat Linux in China, and the consequences of that victory: “With the soon-to-be largest economy standardized on Windows desktops, desktop Linux does seem to have an uphill battle ahead of it.”

“Linux has turned out to be little more than a key bargaining chip in a high stakes game of commerce between the Chinese government and the world’s largest software maker… The fact that… Linux failed to gain a major foothold in China is yet another blow to desktop Linux. After nearly eight years of being on the verge of a breakthrough, Linux seems more destined than ever to be a force in the server room but little more than a narrow niche and an anomaly on the desktop.”

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Source:? Slashdot

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