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China Awards Six-Figure Desktop Linux Rollout (140,000)

A Chinese software vendor has won a contract to deliver one of the nation's
biggest Linux deployments to date, including more than 140,000 desktop PCs.

In a news release issued Tuesday, Sun Wah Linux announced that the Chinese
government had awarded the company a massive desktop Linux contract. Under
the terms of the deal, the Beijing-based software vendor, working with six
Chinese PC hardware firms, will deliver a total of 141,624 PCs to primary
and secondary schools in Jiangsu Province by the middle of next year..

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Japan aims to boost state use of free Linux software

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan aims to switch some government computers to the free
Linux operating system and reduce its dependence on Microsoft Windows.

Japan is drawing up guidelines for its ministries recommending open source
software such as Linux as an "important option" in government procurement,
said an official at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

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