Rising Sun in Asian Markets?

By Deane Barker on September 8, 2003

Sun exec sees opportunity in Chinese software shift: Sun is awfully happy with the recent developments in the Asian OS market.

“John Gage, Sun’s chief researcher, told Reuters a Chinese plan to develop operating systems using either local or alternative software like Linux spelt the end of dominance by rival Microsoft’s Windows.

‘As China decides to ban software not developed in China, which is another way of saying goodbye Microsoft, that means Linux, that means StarOffice — the stuff we give away free — can replace all of Microsoft’s Word,’ Gage said in an interview.”