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Windows 7: Beijing leans on Microsoft to maintain Windows XP support

05 Dec 2013   #1
A Guy

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Beijing leans on Microsoft to maintain Windows XP support

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The Chinese government has urged Microsoft to extend support for Windows XP in order to boost Beijing’s anti-piracy efforts and head off a potentially huge security threat.

Yan Xiaohong, deputy director of China’s National Copyright Administration, met Microsoft and other software companies in a bid to put some pressure on, according to Techweb.

He apparently claimed that ending support for Windows XP would create serious security risks for many machines in the PRC, with opportunistic cyber criminals looking to exploit vulnerabilities in the software once security updates end on April 8th 2014.
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05 Dec 2013   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

I'm sure MS will make conce$$ion for them.
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05 Dec 2013   #3
RoasterMen

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Yep, China is so rich but why can't they upgrade their OS?
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05 Dec 2013   #4
Fantail

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If MS had any sense of humor ( besides W/8 ) they could say XP has no security zone.
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05 Dec 2013   #5
Layback Bear

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The PRC steal more than they buy so I don't see a problem.
They will just steal Windows 7 and go on their happy little way.
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