Could Ubuntu be the Fatal Blow to Windows in China?
Softpedia discusses Windows in China and China's desire to replace it with Linux. Of course, China has tried this in the past and has failed. Anyone remember Red Flag Linux? But that China is still trying to do this says something. Windows is definitely struggling with the third world markets and that is not going to change anytime soon unless Microsoft makes their OS free and finds a way to assure other markets that it is not encumbered with NSA backdoors and the like.
China is working with Canonical to make Ubuntu Kylin to address the Chinese market.
I remember Red Flag. It seemed like a good effort at the time. I always wondered what had happened to it. They had put such an effort into it and made such a big deal about it.
what happened to it? I'm sure it was loaded with all kinds of NSA like China based backdoors.
My understanding was that just as many of the vulnerabilities came from the fact that Microsoft released their source to China in order to get into their market in the first place. I forget where I heard that but I could be wrong.