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Huawei launches matebooks running Linux in China

Huawei launches matebooks running Linux in China
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In a strategic move to navigate the challenges posed by the US trade ban, Huawei has unveiled a compelling shift in its laptop lineup. Traditionally powered by Microsoft Windows, Huawei’s latest Matebook models have taken a bold leap into the realm of Deepin Linux. 

The move is not only a testament to Huawei’s adaptability but also a calculated response to potential disruptions in its laptop business due to the ongoing US/China trade war. 

Listed on Huawei’s official store in China, VMall, the Matebook X Pro, Matebook 13, and Matebook 14 now proudly bear the Deepin Linux interface, discarding the familiar Windows Logo for a succinct “Start” key. 

Intriguingly, the price tags on these Linux-powered models are 300 Yuan less than their Windows counterparts, introducing a competitive edge in the market. 

Speculations arise as to whether this strategic shift aligns with Huawei’s preparation for the impending ban on installing Microsoft Windows. Deepin Linux emerges as a viable alternative, providing Huawei with a seamless solution. 

While the company has hinted at future laptop releases featuring its proprietary HarmonyOS, the present reliance on Deepin Linux suggests meticulous optimization efforts in software development ensuring a harmonious integration with desktop functionality and enhanced battery performance.

Huawei’s journey into the Linux domain not only secures its laptop business but also reflects a proactive stance in overcoming geopolitical challenges.