Mike Linksvayer

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Mainland China apparently bans Windows 8 on government computers due to XP retirement and/or insecurity of US-produced technology eg http://thediplomat.com/2014/05/why-china-banned-windows-8/

(Yet another) homegrown OS to be announced next month, unclear whether based on Ubuntu Kylin or something else eg http://www.computerworld.com/article/2598554/operating-systems/china-to-launch-homegrown-os-in-octob...

Ubuntu Kylin itself is pretty recent, and I didn't know about the long and curious history of Kylin as an OS brand, starting based on FreeBSD in 2001 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kylin_(operating_system)

Anyone have an opinion on whether any of this is significantly different/more likely to be impactful than previous announcements over the past ~15 years eg Red Flag Linux?

(Giving feedback on an article, someone suggested to mention some of above alongside municipal adoption of free software in Europe, which is much more concrete but also much less exciting. That is if above items aren't mostly permavapor.)

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