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China Is Not Going to Invest Into Windows 8

China Is Not Going to Invest Into Windows 8

Added: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
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The largest buyer in the PC market claimed that it is not going to purchase Windows 8: the Chinese government admitted they will avoid buying computers running Windows 8. This is an apparent setback for Microsoft’s attempts to promote their most fresh OS.


China’s authorities are the largest buyer of PC software in the country. China, in the meantime, is the largest market of personal computers in the globe – even larger than the United States at the moment. It is clear that a decision there to avoid Windows 8 may have a long-term effect.

China’s government has made a statement that was published on its news site. It says that desktop, laptop and tablet personal computers purchased for government use will not run Windows 8 and must use a “different” OS. However, the authorities didn’t specify which one they are looking forward to, and why exactly they put a ban on Windows 8. Some media reports reveal that the Central Government Procurement Centre explained that the ban was part of a notice on the use of energy-saving products.

In the meantime, some suppliers of personal computers can still sell PCs that run the older Windows 7 operating system. This might satisfy China’s government under the new rules. The statement in question was posted a week ago. This suggests that the move wasn’t retaliation for the decision by the United States to charge 5 Chinese military officials with hacking into American companies and organizations to steal information. This story was revealed yesterday, and China has yet to comment on what it revenge would be. The only thing is clear: this move would not help it to change its mind about Widows 8 ban.

According to official statistics, China still has the largest user base of computers running Windows XP, which is 13-year-old and for which support has already been withdrawn a month ago. Recent research confirms that half of the computers there are still running Windows XP. The software giant is trying to force customers to switch to Windows 8, but a substantial number refused to do so because of the expense and inconvenience of the operating system. They might embrace Windows 7 if they have a chance, but there are almost no computers selling with this operating system on the market at the moment.

Posted by:  SuperAdmin
Date:  Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Comments (24) (please add your comment »)

posted by (2014-05-22 14:12:46)
rebornawareness avatarIts quite obvious why the Chinese government won't use windows 8. The reason is the same reason I won't use it. Windows 8 has a backdoor code written into it the allow files to be remotely deleted off your computer without your knowledge or consent. By logical deduction this probably means your files would be visible to the remote user deleting your files. Whether this would be a government alphabet agency or Microsoft or copyright holders or persons trying to suppress important knowledge deleting files or some other scenario such as remotely deleting a virus off millions of computers I know not or care not. Maybe Joe Smo doesn't care about this deliberate invasion of privacy or individual rights But I'm not interested in Big Bro looking after me if you know what I mean. I've actually done very little research about windows 8, I learned enough to stay away from it but if your interested, google it and read up on it. The fact that articles such as these can't say why china won't use windows 8 show the cover up is ongoing. A public media blackout on the subject perhaps?

posted by (2014-05-22 18:09:50)
No avatarXP has more back doors than 8 does. 3rd party software helps but anyone who has unlimited resources will get in. You want a secure PC disconnect it from the internet. I don't bank on my PC and if someone wants to look at my porn I don't care. Store your files on a flash drive and view them on PC with no internet access!

posted by (2014-05-22 18:14:58)
No avatarI been using windows 8 and windows 8.1 and i love it had not problem. But when i used windows XP it keep on stopping and had to reset all the time. What i think is the problem is people do not know ho to use windows 8 or 8.1 there so set in to having a start button on there.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2014-05-22 21:08:10)
Embolism avatar@1 No windows O/S is secure they can read everything you have on it and drop any payload onto it they choose whenever they like as was proven with the 3 million operating systems they dropped an anti-virus payload onto to prevent an outbreak (all without the users consent it must be said).WTF I hear you say,yes totally true and its called ethical hacking (as outlined in Foundstone.)
The Chinese are fully aware of windows vulnerability but the main reason for not going windows must surely be the peoples Linux O/s they have been developing.(Ubuntu Kylin.?)

posted by (2014-05-23 03:47:29)
Ceezz avatarI downloaded ubuntu almost a year ago and still haven't done too much reading up on it or tried it. Heard it is a good os though.

posted by ET junkieET loverTurtle (2014-05-23 07:45:45)
fusseltier avatarwhy should they when they will just steal it anyway...

posted by Trusted UploaderSite FriendET loverSupermanKitty (2014-05-23 10:43:23)
SirSeedsAlot avatarThere's a new Office vulnerability that only affects Chinese grammar users. Something fishy going on at Microsoft.

posted by (2014-05-23 13:48:44)
ralphy99 avatarChina has been in the news lately for all kinds of shennanigans.They don't need to say they're not going to invest into something because the whole world knows they are fond of just copying and harnessing technologies of others and benefitting from it like a parasite.

posted by menTurtle (2014-05-23 20:13:51)
ShadowTek avatarJust Google "Windows 8 Trusted Computing" and learn all about the back door.

posted by (2014-05-24 01:01:51)
maxillion avatar@Ceezz, Ubuntu is an awesome OS. Easy to use.

posted by Turtle (2014-05-24 01:42:33)
bigcow2k avatar@ralphy99 you obviously are one ignorant hypocritical racist sob. you don't even know real facts and for that you should, in future, refrain from making such silly comments that make you look and sound like a complete idiot.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2014-05-24 02:56:27)
Embolism avatar@8 when it comes to shenanigans we need look no further than the NSA,Russia,or any of the other super powers and countries who have jumped on this big brother band wagon,73 Microsoft fusion centres to monitor their own users to start with and no doubt you fund them by buying their O/S to some degree as does all the other gullible click and pointers out there.
The Chinese who suffered major attacks as did Korea and others using windows will now use a dedicated Linux model O/S as is intended by the French Police and then its schools in an egregious choice of O/S to take back control from the NSA/CIA and its Global Cyber Strategy 2001.

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2014-05-24 03:16:27)
Embolism avatarralphy99 if you knew much of anything you would know the west learned and used more from China than from any other country in the world,just in Metallurgy,tool manufacture,weapons making,textiles,Gun powder,scissors,wheelbarrows.100`s of things the west was deficient in and today they do make cheap versions of others things and are a market leader for it.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Chinese_inventions
Just for example in metallurgy the Chinese were about 800 years ahead of everyone else at one point and when westerners society was still wearing animal hides the Chinese had clothes,so he said she said,the truth is every country adopts other peoples ideas not least of all westerners..

posted by (2014-05-24 11:33:34)
ralphy99 avatar@11 seems like all you do is download movies that's why you're seething at objective and personal views of others.Do something worthwhile nincompoop.

posted by (2014-05-25 02:20:10)
No avatarf@#K the chinese,who cares what those pan-heads do....

posted by (2014-05-25 09:56:03)
No avatarWindows 8 is boring,
Pakistan become first country to deployed BDS system behalf of GPS.

posted by (2014-05-25 14:14:13)
czechmate12 avatarIMO, XP was a case of "If it ain't broke, why fix it.
I was crow-barred into adopting 7 and 8 is a golem.
I've been using computers since 1980 and I can well understand the Chinese POV.
Long live Linux.

posted by (2014-05-26 07:33:39)
No avatarANDROID is the future!

posted by (2014-05-26 14:42:31)
tobeannounced avatarno operating system is secure! not Linux, Ubuntu, windows, android, etc., and especially apple.
apple is the easiest to hack! they have the most clunkiest software! As 4 windows 8 ,
I don't blame them for not wanting to touch windows 8, it's a flop!

posted by Trusted UploaderTurtle (2014-05-27 01:43:12)
ponklay avatar@ #8 ralphy99
So the Chinese are hardcore Pirates
Btw I think everyone should exploit all kinds of technologies, it will increase new innovations

posted by ET babySite FriendET junkieET loverGirlSun (2014-05-27 10:12:00)
cosmiclsd avatarsorry,@ralphy99,butt,yo op does reek o ignorance.lol,butt it's yo op..China's one o the worlds oldest civilizations n they been notorious as traders n inventors.certainly not "new on the block".don't b surprised when they come up an OS if not already have one..good NFO n thanks for the comments peeps....

posted by (2014-05-27 11:15:05)
No avatarralpy99 way out of your league man, grow up most everything we use today is made in china, open up your computer and just see how many parts are made in China, if it wasn't for them most of us could not afford to buy our electronics,our countries with the USA would charge us too much. I love my electronics,love my asus, android etc.

posted by Turtle (2014-05-28 03:46:49)
bigcow2k avatarsee ralphy?? i don't even need to respond to your feeble taunts - everyone else (almost) can see you're just another ignorant keyboard warrior

posted by (2014-05-28 05:21:52)
mahtin avatarSimple, the Chinese want a computer operating system, not some touchy-feely telephone toy hybrid waste of space.
And give them credit for inventing gunpowder, no messing around there. Boom, shake...

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