Linux takes at least 10 years to replace Windows in China


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.

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  1.   Miguel said

    I would not bet at 10 years old,
    China was to be a world power in 2050 and it already is.
    With COVID19 it has been the best by far in dealing with it despite having been the first - and due to the laws of large numbers and the shapes of curves, it does not matter that they lie much more than other administrations -.

    They have been almost forced to migrate, and they will do it without haste, but UOS is not raised only to replace MS WOS, Red Hat - IBM is shaking, and so much, that it has already convinced its partner Lenovo to pre-install Fedora when NEVER He had been interested in that market.

    UOS will be in our desktops, laptops and phones, beating MS WOS, IOS, MacOS, ChormeOS and Android in world market share in 10 years, but long before it will be a worthy contender and a more commercial system than what the GNUs are now. - that although we like them a lot, and they are simple as well as powerful, we must recognize that something must be known more than with others and sometimes they do not make it as simple as others -

  2.   jorgpeper said

    For long ... in 2030 we will see what types of operating systems there are, perhaps nothing to do with what there is now. People may even connect directly to a central computer (unix in the 70s) multi-user mode without any computer involved. Namely..

  3.   Thrash said

    To make it take much less time, could someone help me?
    I am new to this and would like to know if it is possible to get the latest Ubuntu update on my Acer aspire 5742g laptop
    It has 4 GB DDR3 Memory and 320 GB HDD
    It has Windows 7 home premium and I am sick of it not responding at all, I know that I could switch to Windows 10 for free but I think that more than problems it does not give
    So I want to switch to Linux.

    1.    Martín said

      Try a liveusb, I recommend that you do not use Ubuntu because it will be heavy for your laptop, better look for Kubuntu or Xubuntu, or better try Linux Mint Xfce or Mate