HP is in China PCs with Ubuntu Kylin deliver as XP substitutes’




HP is in China supplying PCs running on Ubuntu Kylin, an Ubuntu version that is appropriate. By the Chinese government as a reference platform for its own OS With the move, HP plans to respond to the replacement of old and insecure Windows XP machines by Chinese.

In China, XP still widely used: 40 percent of Chinese Internet users still use computers that have been supported operating system no longer runs, as calculated StatCounter in April. Much of it is illegal. The market share of Windows 8 would only amount to a few percent.

In an effort to respond to Chinese who want to replace their aging XP machines HP comes with Ubuntu developer Canonical new PCs equipped with Ubuntu Kylin. The Ubuntu variant in collaboration with the Chinese government has been developed as a reference platform for an ‘official OS. The machines will be the last LTS release, Ubuntu 14:04 , delivered reports ZDnet.

Although the market share of Ubuntu Kylin in China is still small, Canonical says that its popularity is growing. The default OS integrates some Chinese services like Baidu and Taobao, and offers opportunities for input Chinese characters. Also, a Chinese calendar provided, as Kingsoft WPS instead of LibreOffice. Decided last year Dell PCs and laptops with Ubuntu to go in China sales .

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