China signs up for Linux standards

By Derek Sooman on January 17, 2006, 5:07 PM
The Chinese have signed up to the Free Standards Group's Linux Standards Base certification process. Chinese Linux products will now be certified by a central lab that has signed up to the Linux Standards Base. This is a specification designed to allow software companies to verify Linux distributions and applications.

"By participating in the LSB, MII expects that the Chinese IT industry will improve competitive advantage through technology innovation and internal collaboration and will expand global market opportunities," said Han Jun, deputy director of the Ministry of Information Industry science and technology department.




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gamingmage said:
Good for China and for Linux. Although this has no direct effect on us in the States, it may effect us through products that we get from China.
nathanskywalker said:
About LSB[url]http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/354
901[/url] and China's "goals"[url]http://au.news.yahoo.com/060111/3/xjiv.html[/url] Wow, i'd say linux has been one major hit, ok duh. But if a government has intelligent workers who will maintain an open-source operating system, and doesn't need windows "tech support" then linux really is not a bad option.
paulwuzhere said:
oh ya! Now my kids meals will come with little penguins! lol j/k j/k. Thats good tho. I would love to see Linux grow.
MonkeyMan said:
I've seen quite a few upgrades to Linux, so maybe Linux is a potential competitor in the industry. Anyhow, I think this is a great move for China. This is very beneficial to their country, because it could be used as a base to improve technology all over the world.
DragonMaster said:
I just installed Fedora Core 4 (Also have Mandriva 2006) and it's quite good. The only problem I see is that it's not really easy for the average user to start using it. It should at least come with yumex and other enhancements to make installation / uninstallation / upgrade easier.
mentaljedi said:
[b]Originally posted by DragonMaster:[/b][quote]I just installed Fedora Core 4 (Also have Mandriva 2006) and it's quite good. The only problem I see is that it's not really easy for the average user to start using it. It should at least come with yumex and other enhancements to make installation / uninstallation / upgrade easier.[/quote]I agree. isn't always the most user friendly. hoever, the Chinese aren't the average users...
Kreuger said:
I want it in Canada. Don't care what OS they run in Japan lol. At least give us Macs. I'm sick of crappy Dells and Windows. Stupid schools get deals from Dell so they buy them :(
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