@yogthos
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Due to this laptop being in the Chinese market, Windows is not supported at all. It only runs Chinese “domestic operating systems” that are typically modified versions of Linux. Fortunately, this does mean you can install any Linux flavor you want on the laptop, which can be handy if you don’t want to run China-specific apps only.

This is incredibly exciting news for Linux in my opinion. China throwing in its weight behind Linux is fantastic, and UOS is already pretty polished. I imagine China sees Windows as a national security threat, so I’d expect them to heavily invest into Linux going forward.

@SloppilyFloss
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I had never heard of UOS before but that’s seriously so cool. China has been expanding a lot in the chip market and one of their long-term objectives for their 14th 5-year plan is being a leader in technology in general. We may see a lot of Linux-compatible tech come out of China in the coming years, maybe even to a point where a Chinese laptop will be better for Linux support than, say, a Thinkpad.

@yogthos
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Yeah, I’m really excited about that. As we’ve seen when China decides to do something it gets done. I think they recognize the importance of having domestic technology, and they’re smartly leveraging existing open source software and hardware instead of reinventing things. This is great news for open platforms going forward.

@AgreeableLandscape
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Any word on making UOS open source or at least obeying the GPL requirements to open source modified code?

Dessalines
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Yaaay PCs might start getting better again now that more competitors are appearing to break the Intel / AMD monopoly.

@ckeen
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I own a loongson lemote laptop and apart from the crappy battery life it has been a nice machine for its time

@AgreeableLandscape
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Interesting article, hate the site for blocking adblock users.

Anyway here’s an archived version (I would have preferred archive.org but the site blocks them too): https://archive.is/HD5Lv

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