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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When the time comes to hang the bourgeoisie...
by KLU9 on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 18:49 UTC
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One key detail is that it's not just for the desktop/laptop, but also for phones & tablets, which will vastly outnumber regular PCs, are already a major gateway to the internet & web, and will be the main way ordinary Chinese people access the net.

The Chinese Communist Party/Govt has been uneasy about Android's dominance of China's smartphone/tablet markets. Google has preferred to avoid collaborating with their censorship & monitoring programs.

Now the Party has found a willing partner: if Google won't play ball, Canonical will... for the right price.

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