World's first 64-bit Chinese operating system released

Linux-based server software boosts China''s e-commerce industry.

The Institute of Software at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Singapore-based Donovan Systems have unveiled Chinese Penguin64, the first 64-bit operating system with native Chinese language capability.

The two parties contributed to development costs and will share intellectual property rights on the system, which is based on 64-bit UltraSPARC processing technology developed by Sun Microsystems.

Chinese Penguin64 has double-byte capacity in its kernel, eliminating the need for translation or emulation. Chinese characters, due to their complexity,...

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