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China developing own operating system to challenge Microsoft

(Agencies)
Updated: 2010-12-17 10:45
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China is developing its own operating system similar to Microsoft Corp's Windows for personal computer makers and national defense, said Bloomberg News on Friday, citing reports from a local newspaper in Shanghai.

The application will "improve information technology security level for China", said Chen Ying, a software division director of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the report said.

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According to the report, the operating system will be developed by China Standard Software, a Shanghai-based company.