Chinese Government Bans Windows 8

Chinese Government Bans Windows 8

The Chinese government has officially banned Windows 8 from being used on their PCs. This move is a response to Microsoft ending support for Windows XP last month. Over 50% of Chinese computers are still running Windows XP and the government is attempting to strongarm Microsoft into providing support by refusing to deploy their latest and greatest OS. This may or may not be true, but in any case, China is definitely expressing their discontent. Remember when Google banned Windows back in 2010? This kinda reminds me of that scenario… only way less ridiculous.

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