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China bans the installation of Windows 8 on government computers

May 21 2014, 7:03am CDT | by , in News | Microsoft Windows

China bans the installation of Windows 8 on government computers
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The government of China has been questioning the ability of Windows 8 to maintain security and it considers the OS to pose a great security risk in the future

Looks like Microsoft has a lot on to its plate to worry about. First it was the Whatsapp issue due to which it had to be removed from the Play Store entirely and now it appears that someone is questioning the security of the OS and that would be China. The government of China has been questioning the ability of Windows 8 to maintain security and it considers the OS to pose a great security risk in the future due to which the government agencies are being banned from installing the operating system on any of its new computers.

A statement was issued last week which was gotten hold of by China’s official news agency and it was about the Central Government Procurement Center which has dealt Microsoft a massive blow by stating that all desktops, laptops and tablets must now run an OS other than Windows 8. The government’s announcement is not going to affect the consumers in any way and they can still continue using the OS but it will be banned in government offices.

The decision appears to be entirely based on curiosity. Especially if we consider the fact that almost 70 percent of Chinese computers run Microsoft's 13-year-old Windows XP platform, but it's believed officials are trying to stop agencies from being left in the cold should the company pull official Windows 8 support in the future. The Linux-based OS is now most likely going to take place.

source: zycg

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