Linux has been considered the best alternative to Windows and the latest market data shows that it is being highly adopted.
But as for China, creating an alternative to Windows could take up to 10 years, as mentioned by Liu Wenhuan, the general manager of Union Tech.
Union Tech is the company that develops UOS, a Linux-based operating system that will allow China to abandon Windows in a long-term plan that aims to further reduce the use of foreign software in the country.
"It will take at least 3, 5 or even 10 years for us to compete with foreign operating systems," said Wenhuan.
The development of the replacement Windows for China has been progressing slowly. Although Union Tech is in talks with local companies for the next devices to be compatible with this Linux-based operating system, and the Chinese authorities expect that Windows will be replaced by at least 30% of the devices used by the government.
According to recent statistics, the 86.67% of computers in China are using Windows, while 9.94% use macOS. Linux only occupies 0.6% of the devices.
Although we do not know if Linux will replace Windows in China, there is no doubt that right now it can be a system used daily without problems, and proof of this is the large number of organizations worldwide that have made the change to Linux leaving Windows out for a variety of reasons including the cost of a license.