China to Build Its Own OS to Solve Piracy ProblemAdded: Friday, April 5th, 2013
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It seems that the country is eager to embrace open source software, as it has contracted Canonical and asked it to help China build an operating system specifically for Chinese users.The experts expect that the new operating system, called Ubuntu Kylin, will be developed specifically for desktops and laptops and will ship with Chinese characters. Actually, the very idea is to develop an operating system correspondent with the way the Chinese use their computers, and it will also support Chinese dates.
The new system will be developed by joint efforts of in-house Canonical staff and Chinese researchers at a Beijing lab. The local Ministry of Industry and Information Technology will also cooperate with Canonical to design Kylin able to run on servers, aimed at websites, Internet shops, and hosting.
This move will be a mixed bag for Western corporations which generally have dominated the Chinese IT landscape. The matter is that there have been increasing calls for China to crack down on rampant piracy from such giants as Microsoft. The latter has insisted in the past that illegal copies of Windows have been profligate. Therefore, the United States previously hoped to exert pressure onto China to take action against digital piracy. So, this move seems to indicate a desire of the country to reduce reliance on the West.
Ubuntu Kylin is expected to eventually be bundled with such popular Chinese language services as Baidu maps, the Taobao shopping service, alternatives to Office and image management, and others. In the meanwhile, by leaning on Linux for its IT, the country will also be encouraging developers to create and modify their own versions of Kylin.
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Friday, April 5th, 2013
|posted by (2013-04-05 02:52:20)|
|posted by (2013-04-05 04:46:25)|
|So ... Microsoft gets exactly what it asks for, in a way they completely DIDN'T expect, that will NEGATIVELY affect their profit margin in a HUGE way!|
As the saying goes ... 'Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it!'
|posted by (2013-04-05 05:00:21)|
|ya they asked for them to stop pirating windows... so they were like ok, well just develope our own operating system, we don't plan on buying a windows license for every computer in China... is effectively what they said.|
|So... what about computers already running Windows or their own copy of Linux?|
And... what about buying the new PC and installing your own OS?
Interesting article, but still some questions left unanswered.
|posted by (2013-04-05 09:40:36)|
|Imagine Chine being just the start and a lot of others starting to switch?|
Than people starting to learn to use it and some part of the coding...
|It won't stop piracy and it's a regressive move against globalisation. Sounds like a politician's idea. Can't wait to watch this car wreck unfold.|
|posted by (2013-04-05 19:05:55)|
|Erm.....haven't they heard of Deepin?|
The below is taken from Distrowatch......
Last Update: Sunday 31 March 2013 23:54 GMT
OS Type: Linux
Based on: Debian, Ubuntu
Architecture: i386, x86_64
Popularity: 80 (167 hits per day)
Linux Deepin (formerly Hiweed GNU/Linux) is an easy-to-use Chinese distribution based on Ubuntu. Its features include pre-configured Chinese applications and tools, such as Chinese input method, the LibreOffice office suite, Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionaries, and Chinese TrueType fonts. It also delivers a highly customised GNOME 3 desktop and a large number of usability enhancements.
Popularity (hits per day): 12 months: 70 (183), 6 months: 80 (167), 3 months: 52 (248), 4 weeks: 48 (282), 1 week: 24 (536)
|I think Conny it is not a case of just using existing Linux distros,but creating one approved by the country and the powers that be following their mandate in regards their own national security and purely for the Chinese peoples use.No doubt they will following recent hacks on their systems be looking to shore up their own internal security as well as to spit in the face of Microsoft and the evil Empire (usa)whilst most of the western world accepts that MS are the best O/S on the planet the Chinese are a little bit more canny and see it as an o/s full of RAT`s and security flaws.An interesting article SaM have you read about the Norks being hacked by Anonymous recently in conjunction with "th3j35t3r",a most uncommon and unprecedented move given the latter`s political predisposition.|
|@6 Globalization as you put it means no freedom in Cyberspace following the NSA and CIA`s directives from 2000 under their Global Cyber strategy policy and this is backed by Microsoft,its fusion centers,Cyber and all the associated powers that be in corporate America.Lest we forget the end user agreement nobody owns their copy of Microsoft's O/S whichever it may be and they have the power to hack it the moment one presses their pc`s power button,given such knowledge why would any sane leaders want it having control in their country.|
|China? Against piracy? Bahahahaha|
Thieving copy right bastards
|posted by (2013-04-07 01:11:36)|
|posted by (2013-04-07 20:21:19)|
|LOL... sooooo, the doctor asked his patients to|
stop stealin his ludes. The patients complied...
...now they're going to another doctor.
Epic. So Epic.
|posted by (2013-04-08 11:37:05)|
|Chinese the greats who give us free software.|
|posted by (2013-04-09 07:35:16)|
|@2 , chinese people never bought Microsoft stuff anyway, they were getting pirated versions.|
|posted by (2013-04-10 07:55:06)|
|this is not about stopping piracy. this is about Chinese gov. trying to gain control and spy on internet users. "here, use this system. it does not contain any spyware and look it's free and full of stuff in your language." believe me, I live in Iran, I know the tactics.|
|posted by (2013-04-11 02:05:30)|
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