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[News] China Produces Young Linux Developers

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2-day Trip for Linux in China

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| The USTC is the forthgoer to deploy the Linux system in the campus computer 
| network in China. 
| Recently, Xiaofeng,Wu, a student of USTC finish the kernel patch for the 
| adaptive readahead technology. It’s the very important achievement from 
| Chinese kernel hackers.  



Getting to know Linux professionals in China

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| The answers weren't what I expected, at least not considering how
| critical I am of open source professionals in China. The answers
| were what I would expect of a Westerner. The only obvious difference
| was when they were exposed to Linux, which for almost all were in
| college. This is obvious because most didn't have access to a
| computer before college, and even then it was restricted to
| computer labs, so god knows how many closet geeks out there
| never got a chance to come out. For one respondent, his first
| experiences was in 1989 with GCC, emacs and then 1991
| with Softland Linux System, and then from there he began
| customizing his own distro. For the younger generations, it
| appears that Slackware and Debian were the most fun to toy
| around with when they were just getting their feet wet. 


China looks to open-source community for advice

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| China is counting on senior members of the open-source community to
| help formulate policy ideas to promote open-source software, according
| to a local software executive.
| The China Open-Source Software Promotion Union (COPU), a government-backed
| industry group, has established a think tank comprised of 19 prominent
| open-source executives from overseas to develop a framework for better
| international cooperation.


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| Many such vendors previously sold PCs with free operating systems such as
| Linux or none at all...
| Observers believe the Chinese vendors signed their deals with Microsoft
| in April under pressure from Beijing, which is trying to show it is
| making serious efforts to stamp out piracy -- a major complaint from
| many Western governments.
| In late March, the Chinese government went so far as to issue a
| decree requiring PC makers to install a licensed operating system on
| each machine before it left the factory.


China's Linux Adoption Threat to Microsoft?

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| Most recently, China has been placing their bets on Linux over Windows as
| the dominant OS for their needs. And one of the best examples of this on
| the desktop front would have to be with Turbolinux. The distribution has
| been so widely accepted by the Chinese that even HP has decided to begin
| selling PCs with the OS preinstalled for distribution. But it doesn't
| stop there. China has a distribution of its very own; you may know it as
| Red Flag Linux.


China to produce $125 (Linux) PC

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| A Chinese outfit is hoping to release a PC which will hit the shops with a 
| price tag of $125.


Xinjiang Clusters Panasas

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| Currently, Xinjiang Oil Company is running 12 Panasas Storage Clusters
| in conjunction with 600-node Linux clusters at the company's Department
| of Earth Science in western China.
| [...]
| "The object-based Panasas storage solution totally turns things around
| by giving us the things we were looking for--high performance,
| expansibility, stability, dependability, and simplified management...


China gets a lesson on Open Source Intellectual Property Rights

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| The Open Invention Network (OIN) hosted a panel discussion in Beijing
| last Wednesday, October 11th... The emergence of organizations such as
| OIN and Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) is very positive to the
| Open Source Movement. It legitimizes the grass roots efforts of Linux
| Champions, such as Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman.


Car PCs mount in dashboards, run Linux

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| Hong Kong based mini-PC manufacturing specialist SD-Omega has added 
| a pair of high-end models to its extensive line of more than 20
| Linux-friendly car PC models. The SD631C and PCI-slot-equipped
| SD631CH support Intel Pentium M and Celeron M processors at over
| 2GHz, and include car-specific features.


Behind the upsurge in Chinese open source communities

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| Part of the momentum behind this change comes from the Chinese
| government, which now regards open source communities as a key to
| its software industry and will put more resources toward them in its
| eleventh Five-Year-Plan period (2006-2010). "As a banner of China's
| Linux industry, Red Flag no doubt has more responsibilities to
| advocate the government's new tactic.


Ubuntu's official launch in China

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| Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu project, was in Beijing
| last week for  Ubuntu's official China launch. The event was
| overwhelmingly successful.


RPLinux: China's Answer to the $100 PC

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| What do you think? Can China succeed in making a true seamless blend of
| their Linux distribution of choice with their home grown hardware? It's
| no small feat to be sure; however, I personally believe that they are
| likely up to the challenge.


Red Hat sees FY07 greater China sales up 100 pct

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| Red Hat Inc., a distributor of open-source Linux software, expects its
| sales in the greater China region to double in fiscal 2007 and grow by
| 85 percent in fiscal 2008, an executive said on Tuesday. "Our plan is to
| have 100 percent growth this year, and 85 percent growth next year," 
| Michael Chen, general manager of Red Hat China, told Reuters in an
| interview.


China's Digit Digit Adds Linux-based Flames

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| The latest version of the VFX system - Flame 2007 - takes advantage of
| 64-bit multi-core computing, storage and networking technologies to
| provide large productivity gains for users performing compositing,
| tracking, color correction and visual effects.


China has its own open document format

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| Put this in your pipe and smoke it: China has its own open document
| format, the Uniform Office Format (UOF), that they are working to
| harmonize with ODF...
| All the plotting and planning here in the US was for absolutely
| nothing. ODF wins.


Wake Up Morning Post

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| Open Source companies in China can't look to the likes of IBM, SUN
| and Novell to bring them out of their closets through acquisition,
| partnerships or staunching Microsoft?s growth. Chinese companies are
| going to have to learn to compete as their Western peers have.


Treachery In The Trenches

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| I believe that most people do not grasp the immense entity of Microsoft.
| This is an organization and a man who commands the attention and bidding
| of world leaders. On a recent trip to America, the President of China
| spent his first evening in the United States, not with our President,
| but Bill Gates. He was the guest of the Gates mansion that first
| evening and the guest of honor for a dinner attended by over one
| hundred people. Why? To ask him to crack down on Software piracy
| and to insure that his computer manufacturers put Microsoft Windows
| on thier newly made machines instead of shipping them with no OS. He
| didn't see the President of the United States for over 36 hours...he 
| spent that time with Bill Gates at his home and at the Redmond
| Campus.


IBM to Shift China Focus Toward Tech, Linux

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| "Our business is changing, so our investment in China will also
| change," said Michael Cannon-Brookes, IBM's vice-president of
| business development for China and India.
| He said the technology firm's investments will go to areas such as
| IT service, business transformation, Linux operating systems, and
| people. IBM has already invested billions of U.S. dollars in China.


Red Flag Linux may be next on IBM's agenda

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| Jollans also addressed a question about why IBM did not release its own
| Linux distribution several years ago.
| "We thought that if IBM was in the market as an 800-pound gorilla, it
| would have a negative effect on the Linux market. We won't do something
| that sets us against the community," he said. 


Converter Enables Conversion Between ODF & Chinese Document Format (UOF)

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| Peking University recently released a program to convert office
| documents between OpenDocument Format and the Specification for
| the Chinese office file format based on XML (UOF for short).

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