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CCID Consulting: China's Linux Market Grew by 29.2% and Desktop Has Great Potential

http://www.earthtimes.org

CCID Consulting, China's leading research, consulting and IT outsourcing service provider, and the first Chinese consulting firm listed in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Stock Exchange: HK08235), recently released its article on China's Linux market, which grew by 29.2% and has great prospects for its new Linux Desktop.

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Need for security driving open-source use

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MANILA, Philippines -- Security is the number one reason why end-users deploy open-source software, according to a recent survey by research analyst IDC.

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Microsoft sued by Beijing student for privacy infringement

http://news.xinhuanet.com

A Beijing university student is suing Microsoft for infringing upon his privacy, demanding 1,350 yuan (180 U.S. dollars) in compensation and an apology printed in a national newspaper.

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This Just In: China Votes "No with Comments" on OOXML

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

China has unanimously voted "no, with comments" on OOXML. As I had noted in an earlier blog entry, China had been signalling some displeasure with Microsoft and OOXML in recent weeks, via Xinhua, the official government news agency, so this is not totally a surprise.

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OOXML, ODF and UOF: What's Up in China?

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

Microsoft has seemed to be flying high in the Peoples Republic of China lately. Bill Gates spent several days in Beijing earlier this year in meetings with high-level officials, after hosting Chinese President Hu Jintao the spring before at Gate's own home.

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Microsoft ‘monopoly’ comes under fire

http://www.bbj.hu

Chinese academics and software developers gathered in Beijing yesterday to voice their opposition to Microsoft’s latest standard document format Office Open XML (OOXML).

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Lenovo Targets Rural China With Basic PC

http://www.nytimes.com

Lenovo Group Ltd. said Friday it will sell a basic personal computer aimed at China's vast but poor rural market and priced as low as $199.

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Microsoft cuts Windows Vista price to $66 in China

http://www.itworld.com

Microsoft Corp. has dramatically cut the price of Windows Vista in China in a bid to boost sales of its new operating system.

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China remains cautious about One Laptop Per Child

http://shanghaiist.com

"China should be an obvious beneficiary of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Scheme, which seeks to provide robust $100 portable Internet computers to children in developing countries."

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How Microsoft bought China

http://www.desktoplinux.com

Some people seem to have a short circuit in their minds when they try to explain why Windows has such an enormous desktop market share. Some of them have the delusion that Windows is technically better than the competition. It never was. It isn't now. And, considering how Vista is staggering along, it never will be.

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Microsoft’s big win in China

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Who remembers Red Flag Linux?

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Ballmer to become ambassador to China?!?

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Irascible chair-flinging corporate tyrant Steve Ballmer could be in the running for a top government job, it was revealed last week.

Presidential hopeful John McCain, speaking at the D: All Things Digital conference, ... dropped the name of Ballmer as a possible McCain administration member, to the astonishment of the audience.

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