How Microsoft succeeded in China

Tech Republic has a good summary of an excellent article by David Kirkpatrick of Fortune, who followed Bill Gates when he visited China in April 2007. The Fortune article goes over how and why Microsoft became successful in China, but I’m not sure how many lessons others can take from this history because Microsoft is such a unique entity. That being said, it’s important to see the trends in corporate strategy with respect to China, and the weaknesses of open-source in Asia (specifically Red Flag Linux in China.)
How Microsoft beat Linux in China and what it means for freedom, justice, and the price of software [Tech Republic]

How Microsoft conquered China [Fortune]

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