Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th Jul 2007 19:02 UTC, submitted by flanque
Microsoft "Red Flag 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. Thanks to some major concessions on source code and a precipitous price drop, the Chinese government has now thoroughly embraced Windows and Office. And thanks to a major about-face in the way that it deals with piracy, Microsoft has also won over the Chinese people."
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by Timmmm on Sun 29th Jul 2007 19:21 UTC
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Linux still isn't ready for general unadministered use by the public, so this isn't that much a surprise. Still, good that it could be used to cut into Microsoft's monopoly a bit.

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