Citizens in Beijing and Guangzhou cities have been able to withdraw or deposit their money at ATM terminals equipped with a Linux operating system independently developed by the Postal Savings Bank of China since the end of July.
The newly-developed operating system marks a breakthrough by China in the field.
Prior to that, the operating system Windows XP had taken a predominant position in domestic ATM terminal market. What is more, the developer of XP, Microsoft, had made an announcement in early 2014 that it would no longer provide XP security updates or support, which left its users across the world in a dilemma.
Given the circumstances, the Postal Savings Bank of China organized its team to work on a self-developed operating system replacement to ensure the safety of its ATM management services and help China take a more independent position in the field.
In addition, the Postal Savings Bank of China has worked with domestic ATM manufacturers and suppliers of Linux operating systems to build a standardized system for its clients, which is expected to launch on the market this November.