Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 14:20 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu This could potentially be quite big for Ubuntu and Linux in general. Canonical and the Chinese government have announced a collaboration to build a version of Ubuntu specifically for the Chinese market, which will become the reference architecture for standard operating systems in the country.
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Moral issues
by JoshuaS on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 17:52 UTC
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Why are people angry at Canonical for this? Are they going to execute the political opposition with Ubuntu? No, not at all! China and other U.S.-opponents like Russia have been realising that proprietary American software contains a lot of spyware usable by the U.S. government. They want full control over who has access to their computers, which is their honest right. And don't come up with freedom of choice. I live in a country with one of the most deregulated markets in the world, yet honestly I have no choice but to run Windows in my daily life because nobody wants to make a cross-platform API for desktop applications.

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