Home > Linux > Asian Linux Vendors Unite Asian Linux Vendors Unite Submitted by wakeupneo 2005-08-24 Linux 11 Comments Japan’s Miracle Linux Corp., China’s Red Flag Software Co. and Haansoft Inc. of South Korea are About The Author David Adams Follow me on Twitter @david_adams 11 Comments 2005-08-24 7:31 am Anonymous The link is: http://edition.cnn.com/2005/BUSINESS/08/23/japan.linux.ap/index.htm… I’m afraid a < is missing in the page source. 2005-08-24 7:40 am Anonymous I’m from asia… and IMHO i don’t think its gonna happen… So dream on. (ms rulez!!!) 2005-08-24 7:43 am Anonymous That’s not <a/> 😉 2005-08-24 7:49 am Anonymous You mean M$ bugs rulz. 2005-08-24 11:28 am Anonymous Nooooo! Don’t dare to unite!!! Create more distributions!!! I want choice!!! 2005-08-24 1:45 pm zombie process More teamwork, more beer, less hate. 2005-08-24 3:07 pm crashback Good for them. 2005-08-24 9:22 pm Terracotta I think the only threat to m$ is not linux itself, but the asian countries. If linux can get a grip there, it might make it easier for us: since ms might have to make itself compatible with the competition if it wants market share in asia. And of course, the people there aren’t that much brainwashed with the ridiculous m$ way of thinking what a gui should look like. 2005-08-25 1:49 am Anonymous Sorry for my English, I hope my Egnlish teacher won’t see my words here. 🙂 >I think the only threat to m$ is not linux itself, but the asian countries. Asian countries don’t have a OS developed by themselves. That’s why they choose something other than M$. >If linux can get a grip there, it might make it easier for us: since ms might have to make itself compatible with the competition if it wants market share in asia. Asianux 2.0 is compatible. But Its compatibility with RHEL4 makes it no different with other RH base distro. I’m just wondering why RH don’t do the localization work for Asian people. the Chinese input methord and the documentation is refreshed very slowly. >And of course, the people there aren’t that much brainwashed with the ridiculous m$ way of thinking what a gui should look like. I agree with you. But after the government (and/or any other employers) has spent tuns of money and time to train her employees to use M$ Office, they may not really want to switch to Linux right now. I think they just use Linux to bargain with M$. 2005-08-25 9:29 am Terracotta Well, I ment for example, microsoft is going to have to be compatible with linux, instead of the other way around, because of its openess (linux openess) it’s no big deal for microsoft to become compatible. But that’s only going to happen once linux has a decent marketshare (for around 25% I think), and then I mean office suits and stuff like that. And I think the only place where linux can show it’s mature enough is asia, because the market is still groing, people aren’t that dependant on m$ there, yet. In the western countries it’s a problem to change because you’re making yourself incompatible with the rest, since almost everyone has a computer and hence windows or m$ office. 2005-08-25 12:43 am Anonymous It would be ironic if Microsoft Windows turned out to be a freer operating system than a Linux version promoted by Beijing.