Thursday, December 04, 2008

Change in Nanchang: Internet Cafes Required To Switch To Legal Software

Mr Sumner Lemon writes for IDG News Service that Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi province, requires net cafes to switch to legal software. If they don't they can lose their license.

Read Mr Sumner's article via Networkworld here.

Mr Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, Cyber Cynic for Computerworld critisises that the owners of internet cafes caught with illegal software are forced to switch to Red Flag Linux.

"Why not use another Linux? The local Culture Department, which is in charge of this new initiative, won't accept other Linux distributions. Nor, for that matter, it seems, will they believe Internet cafe owners who insist that they have legal copies of Windows."

Read Mr Vaughan-Nichols article here.

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