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This doesn't make sense unless they're upgrading to Windows, 7, Linux, or Macs (the latter being extremely odd as far as I know for government sectors to use).
Microsoft stops support for Windows XP everywhere, and you ban the latest OS that will give you a far significant better significant coverage then the mostly pirated copy of Windows XP abundant in your country?
Microsoft is willing to maybe provide support for Windows XP if Governments pay for the costs towards doing that, and Microsoft has not been reported giving preferential treatment to any particular government about this.
Did China not want to pony up to support an OS that should be dead? To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if their copies of Windows XP is pirated as well...
China, you're f***ing stupid.
All those backdoors, don't blame them
well..this is good for open source.
energy savings ? :)) trying a bit too hard to retaliate for recent accusations I guess
> "This doesn't make sense unless they're upgrading to Windows, 7, Linux, or Macs".
TFA seems to have missed it, but they announced they're moving all government computers to Linux. http://news.xinhuanet.co...14-05/20/c_133347210.htm
China should give North Korea's Red Star OS a whirl.[:D]
Do they have any legal copies of windows in China?
Any government should be using Linux, since it is the only OS that the people as a whole actually own. China, being fairly communist, is shockingly short-sighted to pander to the US by using Microsoft.