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    Canonical and China

    Just saw this on the BBC -

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21895723

    China is working with software firm Canonical on an open-source operating system customised for Chinese users.

    The collaboration will produce a version of Canonical's Ubuntu operating system called Kylin which will be released in April.
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    Arrow Re: Canonical and China

    I hope this becomes a trend!
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    Re: Canonical and China

    Kylin has been around for a while, but the shift to an Ubuntu base is new. Pretty humungous client for Canonical though, I'll bet there were some high fives after closing that one.

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    Re: Canonical and China

    Anyone want to test the daily ISO image for UbuntuKlylin Raring Ringtail? You will find it here

    http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/m...0313/testcases

    Release 13.04 beta notes

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuKylin/...-1-ReleaseNote

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    Re: Canonical and China

    What do you mean by "stealing" in the context of free software?
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    Ubuntu tapped by China for national operating system


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    Re: Ubuntu tapped by China for national operating system

    Well... if the Chinese government really did decide to move the Chinese to Ubuntu, that would finally shakes things up. Maybe HP, Brother, ATI, NVIDIA, Adobe, yadda, yadda, yadda, would finally deign to produce some decent drivers and software for the Linux platform.

    I'm all for it.

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    Re: Canonical and China

    Threads merged

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    Re: Ubuntu tapped by China for national operating system

    Quote Originally Posted by synaptix View Post
    Right. It's one thing to produce an official Chinese Ubuntu distro (yawn). It's quite another when China describes it as, potentially, a national operating system. That's major.
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    Re: Canonical and China

    China moving to Ubuntu just before Ubuntu moves into mobile? I think they see the writing on the wall and want to get "in" on the ground level.

    I don't blame them for not wanting to rely on Windows or OS X. Look at the sabatoge and infection with the Iranian Nuclear Facility and that alone should make one want to "manage their own" instead.

    What ever happened to Red Flag Linux? It was a Red Hat based Linux for China (and possibly co-developed with a couple other Asian countries).

    Even if Ubuntu is not doing great in the USA, glad to hear they are making waves and getting raves outside the USA.
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