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China shutters Red Flag Linux
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Msg#: 4645050 posted 8:13 am on Feb 14, 2014 (gmt 0)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/14/china_shutters_windows_rival_red_flag_linux/ [theregister.co.uk]

China shutters Windows ‘rival’ Red Flag Linux

China’s homegrown answer to Windows has gone the way of the dodo after failing to make an impact on the domestic market for operating systems.

Red Flag Linux has terminated all staff contracts and gone into liquidation, according to a notice pinned to the door of its deserted headquarters in Beijing

 

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Msg#: 4645050 posted 9:31 pm on Feb 14, 2014 (gmt 0)

Shame. It might have reduced the number of windows machines and hence the number of compromised machines being used for botnets. But then, I suppose that applies world-wide. :(

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Msg#: 4645050 posted 7:40 pm on Feb 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

It appears that the reason for its failure was that Rad Flag was losing market share to other Linux distros:

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Msg#: 4645050 posted 1:16 am on Feb 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

The headline makes it sound as if the shutdown was due to some governmental action-- which I'm fully prepared to believe, only it doesn't seem to be the case. "X shuts down Y" and "Y closes doors" are different headlines.

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Msg#: 4645050 posted 6:49 am on Feb 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

A government agency seems to have shut off funding after a disagreement with Red Flag.

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