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    China puts up middle finger to Open Source ??

    China blocks foreign software

    I understand their motives, but the means is what I have a question with. This would also eliminate all open source software, wouldn't it?
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    They have there own linux distro , I read a bit ago that they started manufacturing lower end cpus and using there own linux distro instead of windows in the goverment, can't remember the name though? Might be Red flag but i am not sure.
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    Originally posted here by lumpyporridge
    They have there own linux distro , I read a bit ago that they started manufacturing lower end cpus and using there own linux distro instead of windows in the goverment, can't remember the name though? Might be Red flag but i am not sure.
    Yeah it's Red Flag. http://www.redflag-linux.com/eindex.html

    Anyone fancy downloading a distro & see how it goes?

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    I may just do that , it would be quite the guessing game to install if it is not in english , on second thought ,how the hell are you going to be able to configure it even if you get it installed ?
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    I say damn the torpedos , I am dowloading redflag 3.0 right now. I will possibly go down in history as the first person in N. America to replace winxp with redflag who does not understand chinese.(if i get lucky)
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    Originally posted here by lumpyporridge
    I say damn the torpedos , I am dowloading redflag 3.0 right now. I will possibly go down in history as the first person in N. America to replace winxp with redflag who does not understand chinese.(if i get lucky)
    I finished getting the ISO at 10.00pm last night - I'll have a go this weekend - I'm sure I've s spare pertition hiding somewhere.

    Gonna be interesting!
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