(May 8): If you’ve been closely following Linux news, you may have heard about Germany dumping Windows in favor of Linux on over 25,000 PCs last year. At that point, the community predicted that many other countries might ditch Windows for Linux. The prediction was pretty much on point as China recently announced that it’ll be ditching Windows for Linux on over 50 million PCs!, Fossbytes reported.
While the end goal of both the countries is the same, their reasoning for doing the same differs. Germany did it so that the government could save on licensing costs and promote open-source. China’s doing it to “remove foreign operating systems” so that they could maintain the OS in the country, Fossbytes said.