Skip to comments.China bans use of Microsoft’s Windows 8 on government computers
Posted on 05/20/2014 7:30:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai
China has banned government use of Windows 8, Microsoft Corps latest operating system, a blow to a U.S. technology company that has long struggled with sales in the country.
The Central Government Procurement Center issued the ban on installing Windows 8 on Chinese government computers as part of a notice on the use of energy-saving products, posted on its website last week.
The official Xinhua news agency said the ban was to ensure computer security after Microsoft ended support for its Windows XP operating system, which was widely used in China.
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China doesnt buy many licenses and the cost is much lower than the US.
I saw 2 Chinese guys back in the day on Tech TV’s Screen Savers showing their Linux ,that kept crashing and freezing up I wonder where those guys are buried
Now the Chinese Gov’t will just use their stolen copy of the Windows XP source to take over ‘support’ where Microsoft left off...
Or their Windows 8 copy or, and they probably have it, their copy of Windows 9.
I didn’t know they used legal, and paid for copies. I’ve always assumed they purchased a single copy and then cracked the code to copy to all their government computers.
They are worried about all those back doors built into the OS for the NSA.
I wish we could ban its use in the U.S. My personal opinion is that Windows 8 has damaged the U.S. economy almost as much as Obama.
China just steals everything anyway
Oh, it will get used - just that they will mostly be pirated copies.
>> China doesnt buy many licenses and the cost is much lower than the US.
I doubt that they do buy many copies - probably the vast majority are pirated, but lower cost? Are you sure about that? That’s not the case in SE Asia. Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit is US$173.
Do what I do--don't use it.
“Do what I do—don’t use it. “
I don’t. But I have to work on it for client’s who ignore my advice and buy it anyway.
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