Red Flag Shuts Down

From: Mike Harrison 
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http://www.zdnet.com/cn/chinas-home-grown-linux-os-shutters-7000026404/

China's state-funded answer to global software giants like Microsoft, the 
Chinese company filed for liquidation over the weekend and terminated all 
employee contracts. Set up in late-1999 amid the dot-com boom, Red Flag 
was touted as an alternative to Windows, offering desktop and server OSes 
built on the open-source Linux platform. It thrived in the early days, 
inking deals with partners such as Oracle and Dell which products were 
certified to support and shipped with Red Flag Software.

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I actually thought this was a great thing for China..
Sad for it to die this way.



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Mike Harrison http://www.geeklabs.com/mike.harrison.public.key.txt

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