“NeoKylin is starting to be considered a legitimate option even for users outside the government. Workers in the entire city of Siping switched to it. Over 40% of commercial PCs sold by Dell in China are running NeoKylin, the company says.
â€œThe NeoKylin OS is available on Dell Latitude commercial laptops, Dell OptiPlex commercial desktops, and DellPrecision workstations,â€ a spokesperson for Dell in China told Quartz.”
See A first look at the Chinese operating system the government wants to replace WindowsYes, GNU/Linux is happening in China. After a decade or more of fits and starts, GNU/Linux has moved ahead. Thanks to Dell and other OEMs and governmental efforts to improve security and to stifle violation of copyright, 40% of delivered PCs bear GNU/Linux. It’s not just about price, either. That Other OS, illegally copied is virtually $0, too. This is about quality, getting IT done without being M$’s slave or being prey for malware. The Chinese can use FLOSS like everyone else and they can customize whichever way they need.
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- 2015 - Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop
- market share
- renewable energy
- small cheap computers
- smart phone
- Solo EV
- that other OS
- thin client
- thin clients
My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.