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    China adopts Ubuntu as official OS

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    From what I have read, a lot of Chinese websites only work in Internet Explorer (hence why Windows XP is so popular there). Is Canonical going to do anything in Kylin to help people switch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    From what I have read, a lot of Chinese websites only work in Internet Explorer (hence why Windows XP is so popular there). Is Canonical going to do anything in Kylin to help people switch?
    Hard to tell, but I suspect the Chinese government can be quite persuasive.

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    There's alot of people in China who won't be happy about this. A desktop/server/phone/fondleslab OS that they can't make a few quid from by copying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    Hard to tell, but I suspect the Chinese government can be quite persuasive.
    Indeed. All they need to do is decree 'all sites must work with the official OS by X day, else...'

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    It would certainly put the wind up Microsoft....1billion users who can't use their software

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbainbridge View Post
    It would certainly put the wind up Microsoft....1billion users who can't use their software
    China has been using Linux on Govt computers for the last 13yrs, CNN.com - Technology - Microsoft in China: Clash of titans - February 23, 2000

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