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China to create home-grown operating system
Ubuntu version "Kylin" which will be released in April.
Leosghost




msg:4557415
 2:50 pm on Mar 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

China is working with software firm Canonical on an open-source operating system customised for Chinese users.


[bbc.co.uk...]

 

drhowarddrfine




msg:4557572
 9:14 pm on Mar 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

It's a version of Ubuntu so it's hardly "home grown".

phranque




msg:4557586
 10:05 pm on Mar 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

a poor choice of headline by bbc - especially given that the ubuntu developer is a british company.

LifeinAsia




msg:4557590
 10:21 pm on Mar 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

I it have a built-in (Great) firewall? :)

lucy24




msg:4557643
 12:39 am on Mar 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

Maybe it's a language problem? In the "one people divided by a common language" sense. It isn't all that long since "native" (without further geographic information) meant "non-European" and "this part of the world" meant "this district of England". We won't talk about the Chunnel and the British mainland. Possibly "home-grown" means something different to the BBC.

graeme_p




msg:4557931
 6:32 am on Mar 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

What they mean is that at least some of the customisation is being done in China: the rest of the article says its a collaboration between Canonical and Chinese organisations.

I doubt the journalists understand the difference between an OS, a distro and a variant (respin/remix) of a distro.

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