China's Linux gebaseerd OS zet zijn pijlen op Windows

Posted on Monday, August 19 2002 @ 19:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Vorige maand raakte bekend dat China een eigen Windows 98 aan het maken is. Nu is er verder bekend geraakt dat het gebaseerd is op Linux en opensource zal zijn.
Hun doel is een besturingsysteem dat 70% van de functionaliteit van Windows 2000 evenaart.
Called Yangfan Linux, which means "raise the sail" in Chinese, the open source operating system is being pieced together by the Beijing Software Industry Productivity Center, a group established by the government to organize Linux development in China. Now six months in the making, Yangfan has been installed on 2,800 government computers, replacing Windows and in some cases early versions of Linux already running inside the government, The source code for Yangfan was made available last week under the GNU General Public License. The group is now collecting feedback and will continue improving the operating system.

The Beijing Software Industry Productivity Center said it is aiming to duplicate about 70 per cent of the functionality of Microsoft's Windows 2000 operating system. It is also working to add various hardware device drivers to the operating system.
Hopelijk kunnen ze dit waarmaken :)

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