Linux Pre-installed on Laptops in Chinese Supermarket

Found on YouTube, proof that GNU/Linux is sold on retail shelves in China. Enjoy. Too bad it’s a bit fuzzy and shaky. The scene clearly shows a normal retail environment except it’s not locked in to Wintel. There is hope for humanity.

“This video was sent to me by my brother who is teaching in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, China. He was very pleased, not to mention surprised, to see the majority of computers for sale in his local supermarket were running Linux..”
see Linux Pre-installed on Laptops in Chinese Supermarket.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to Linux Pre-installed on Laptops in Chinese Supermarket

  1. ram wrote, “There are more Linux users in China than there are people in North America.”

    I am not sure this is true if only legacy PCs are counted. XP is rampant there but it is forseen that GNU/Linux will replace XP. A lot of government offices, schools and businesses use GNU/Linux but the market for illegal copies of that other OS are the custom. I expect a few more government crack-downs and wide availability of GNU/Linux pre-installed will fix that. In the meantime Android/Linux on smart thingies is carrying the banner of Free Software quite admirably.

  2. ram says:

    Why should anyone be surprised by this? The Chinese government seriously endorses RedFlag Linux. Linux overwhelmingly dominates the Chinese market, and it has now for quite a few years.

    There are more Linux users in China than there are people in North America. Smart companies are increasing their Linux support. Intel has long been Linux friendly, and now AMD is opensourcing their latest ATI APU drivers. The trend is clear.

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