外文标题：China targets own operating system to take on likes of Microsoft, Google
SHANGHAI: China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft Corp, Google Inc and Apple Inc, Xinhua news agency said on Sunday.
Computer technology became an area of tension between China and the United States after a number of run-ins over cyber security. China is now looking to help its domestic industry catch up with imported systems such as Microsoft's Windows and Google's mobile operating system Android.
The operating system would first appear on desktop devices and later extend to smartphone and other mobile devices, Xinhua said, citing Ni Guangnan who heads an official OS development alliance established in March.
Ni's comments were originally reported by People's Post and Telecommunications News, an official trade paper run by the ministry of industry and information technology (MIIT).
"We hope to launch a Chinese-made desktop operating system by October supporting app stores," Ni told the trade paper. Some Chinese OS already existed, but there was a large gap between China's technology and that of developed countries, he added.
He said he hoped domestically built software would be able to replace desktop operating systems within one to two years and mobile operating systems within three to five years.
China is trying to protect it's own local industries from foreign monopolies
India a leader in IT industry should build up her own operating system to stop pilferage of information sometimes vital.
Wrong Namme (Abu Dhabi, United Arab E)
Will it be another china made product with ZERO Reliability? "like an use and throw stuff"
I feel it is a great achievement to break USA monopoly.
SCL P (India)
China is following the right policy in developing home grown technology.
Mayur Raiyani (Unknown)
Stop reinventing the wheel instead do something that create a need to giants like Microsoft, Google, etc.
Morgan (Australia) replies to Mayur Raiyani
Why? They're not reinventing the wheel, they're coming up as an alternative supplier for their local market. Should India not manufacture goods just because someone else does too?
ABC XYZ (Here)
China has stolen all codes by now so they will develop their own OS
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India should follow China in this regard
It had to come, countries wanting to be independent will have to do so. Private companies work for profits and moreover if everything is technology driven then to protect yourself you have to. It is possible that Microsoft and Google being American companies may switch off at a time when US wants to stop china. It is important and country like India can not afford to ignore this for long.
EXCELLENT AND GREAT IDEA; INDIA MAY FOLLOW
D Medhi ()
they already have showed to the world that if they can ban they also can invent...
let NaMo take a cue from this and bring up a campaign to build os indigenously similar to his namo for pm campaign... and also force officials to use linux officially till then...
and who will use it?
Morgan (Australia) replies to qwe123kids
Probably the Chinese
Good News for Microsoft. Now they would be able to claim that Windows is at least better than something when talking about crashing.
akshay t (delhi)
These headlines are very confusing.I thought it was related to hacking and cyber threat....................................................
siva kumar (India)
India should do this before they can with IT power we have.
good news.waiting for Chinese os,I think India will do it before China ...both nations are trying to develop their own os for long time.
Good news for domestic market. Bravo Chinese government...
Alert Arumugam (Madras, TN)
You can always create a mediocre operating system based on free sources available and can beat your chest. But, Creating Operating system to the level of Windows, Mac OS are no easy task. And, creating loads of API library to let developers create Apps are another hard thing. It will take decades, It is almost like aircraft engine technology. Very tough to develop one. It will take decades of experiments, iterations, trial and error to reach the level of Apple, Microsoft. It is not a Kid's stuff.
mcspon07 (Right Here)
Its good that China wants its own operating system. Too much power is going to its head and if it keeps up then just like Russia it will isolate itself from everyone. Go make your own crappy OS.
gone to the beach (call me)
North Korea already has an operating system made from linux, for propaganda purposes. And you guys are showering China with compliments and admiration for trying to do the same. Don't be so gullible.
North Korea is looking for next time lunch and food. Do you agree North Korea has OS created on its own.
Bravo China, after all this internet spying, this is the need of a growing nation. India has such a huge talent pool that we can develop even better than Android, Linux / iOS or windows, but we have to come out of Slave Mentality , gather some courage and self respect to develop our Nation
I guess the Chinese are too enthusiastic and determined to have it all their way ... undoubtedly they will make their own OS ... if they can make a Stealth bomber, make the fastest Computer Tianhe II, run the fastest trains in the world, make a massive aircraft carrier ... they will just make this happen. My xenophobic and argumentative Desi Bhais scorn this idea in jealousy !!!
Pranay Kothari (Unknown)
china wants to have everything to be domestic and there own...india should learn something from china..
Most Chinese toys are made with lead paint. which are bad for chilldren. Ban all toys manufactured in China.
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Sabu M (Bharath)
Ha . ha .. What an Idea Chinaji ... What about the PC assembled in China, What operating System they will install ??? MicroSh*t will loose half the revenue ..
After BRICS Bank, Chinese Operating System- the US seems to be losing control of the new world order.
Let us see how NYSE/Nasdag reacts to this news and the change in Microsoft/google/apple stocks on Monday.