China to create home-grown operating system

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  1. Daveski17

    Daveski17 Registered Member

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

    I suppose it's one way to avoid Windows 8!


    BBC News Technology
     
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    Those seem to be very good news to Canonical :)

    Funding from the China Government, and a market of millions and millions of users...
     
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    I hope they will put one out in English so we may try it:thumb:
    My wife is from China and I travel there all the time
     
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    This will be interesting. :D

    But then everyone will say China has a backdoor in that OS and is spying on all of its users. /Sarcasm
     
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    This is true, but how will that be any different than Windows
    not that I condone that kind of behavior, Let's hope if this OS
    comes to be that it will be a good competitor without any backdoors
     
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    I think that it is predominantly for the Mandarin/Cantonese speaking market & so unless you read Chinese, & if it's released outside of China, it probably won't be particularly useful. You would possibly be just as well off with Ubuntu.
     
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    I believe the Chinese OS is called Fong Gu. Smile if you're Italian. :D
     
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    Does it means something in Italian? :rolleyes:
     
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    Now that's what I'm talking about.:D:thumb:
     
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    Yes it does but its a naughty word not allowed here.
     
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