Despite a notable shortage of Linux developers in China, it appears the movement is gaining steam among Dell users.

According to a report by Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, 40% of all Dell computers in China now run on Ubuntu Kylin, a version of Linux being modified in China. It comes at a time when Microsoft attempts to woo Chinese users with free upgrades to Windows 10, even if the software is pirated.

While the number of open source users using Dell’s hardware is high, it’s worth noting that Lenovo, the country’s biggest PC hardware provider, inked a partnership with Microsoft last year to distribute Windows 10, meaning that the proportion of Linux-based operating systems on Lenovo hardware could be much lower than 40%.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com