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China seemingly takes revenge on Microsoft for ending XP support, bans Windows 8

20
May
2014

Oh, so you’re ending support for Windows XP and you want us to upgrade to Windows 8? Not so fast, says the Chinese government. Reuters reports that China’s government has banned Windows 8 from being installed onto its computers for reasons that aren’t quite clear but that seemingly relate to the end of support for Windows XP, which research firm Canalys says makes up 50% of China’s desktop market. Reuters says that the government issued the ban “as part of a notice on the use of energy-saving products” while China’s state-run Xinhua news agency said that the band was a way to “ensure computer security after Microsoft ended support for its Windows XP operating system.” Reuters says that no one has provided any

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