China is now one step closer to eliminating Windows from government endpoints, an initiative that has been pursued for over 20 years.
As reported by RegisterThe country is focusing on switching to Linux (Opens in a new tab) It’s completely in the midst of a dispute with the United States, but so far lacks developer support.But now, with the launch of the openKylin project, everything could change. (Opens in a new tab)..
The goal of this project is to speed up the development of the Kylin Linux distribution, which is an OS distribution entirely made in China. Participants in the project include universities as well as developers.
To date, more than 20 Chinese companies and institutions are said to have participated in the project, including the Advanced Operating System Innovation Center in China.
At this stage, members work on version planning, platform development, and community charter. However, in the medium to long term, project members have optimized the OS for the latest generation Intel and AMD chips, provided support for RISC-V CPUs, and developed a layer of x86 to RISC-V conversion. , Try to improve the interface. and so on.
Kylin was launched in 2001 as a kernel for government and military devices, but was based on FreeBSD at the time. Ten years later, in 2010, we switched to Linux, and four years later, the Ubuntu version was introduced.
Meanwhile, relations between China and the United States have become increasingly difficult. The US government has accused China of ongoing cyberattacks against its institutions and numerous cyber espionage campaigns. He also accused Chinese manufacturers such as Huawei of burning backdoors on their products, threatening national security.
Meanwhile, China has repeatedly dismissed this claim as groundless and is working to reduce its reliance on Western-made software, hardware and services.
Western intelligence also warns that China may be preparing for a major invasion of Taiwan. Taiwan’s eastern neighbors claim they are just separate states.
TSMC is the world’s largest and most advanced semiconductor manufacturer and could significantly disrupt the global technology industry if China wages a domestic war.
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