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China takes lead in Linux education

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 211.99.159.198] on August 16, 2008 11:17 AM
I have lived and worked in Beijing for the past 4 years. While the local linux group is very active, the fact is that I don't ever meet anyone who uses linux ever, outside of those few people. When I take my computer in to one of the giant computer mega-malls, no one in any of the shops (and there are tons and tons of them) has a clue about linux. They are always curious and ask a lot of questions but the next time I go in, they have done nothing to investigate further. I work in education and I have yet to hear about a single school that takes open source seriously. This is China. Pirating software is what they do best.

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