China to build standard OS around Ubuntu

March 24, 2013

Peter Clarke-March 24, 2013

LONDON – China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MII) has selected Ubuntu from British software company Canonical Ltd. as the basis for standard operating systems in China.

Canonical is joining in with China Software and Integrated Chip Promotions Centre (CSIP) and the National University of Defense Technology (Changsha, China) to form the CNN Open Source Innovations Joint Lab in Beijing. The CCN Joint Lab will produce Ubuntu Kylin, with the first release expected in conjunction with Ubuntu 13.04 in April 2013.

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