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    China Bans Windows 8 from Public Computers

    In a brief statement on the Central Government Procurement Centre's website about a particular class of energy-saving products, the agency noted that new government computers are forbidden from having Windows 8 installed.
    http://www.zdnet.com/did-china-ban-w...rt-7000029657/

    The Chinese government this week announced that it will ban the use of Microsoft's Windows 8 OS on its computers.
    At about $142 US per copy, "Windows 8 is fairly expensive and will increase government procurement costs." He said the government was negotiating with Microsoft on the price.
    http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrot...ntal-computers

    The Chinese government has banned Windows 8 from a sizeable chunk of public-sector PCs – capping off a long-running dispute with Microsoft over the company's decision to cut support for XP.
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05...ows_8_kickout/

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    Probably because they have been so many pirated copies of XP. Estimates are that up to 80% of XP in China is pirated.

    Microsoft has made it increasingly difficult to run pirated software.

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    Let them keep all their old pirated copies of an outdated OS.
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    And we think they won't copy Windows 8? Dream on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmi16 View Post
    And we think they won't copy Windows 8? Dream on.
    They say that their plan is to copy Linux Distributions, copying Windows distributions causes disruptions when Microsoft stops supporting them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmi16 View Post
    And we think they won't copy Windows 8? Dream on.
    Never said they couldn't. Just said that Microsoft has made it increasingly difficult to pirate Windows.

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