Chinese government sticks with Windows XP over expensive Windows 8
Posted on: 04/24/2014 11:13 AM

Nation acknowledges risks but hopes to find a way to patch and protect machines

Chinese government sticks with Windows XP over expensive Windows 8


From V3:
The Chinese government has said Windows 8 is too expensive to be used as a replacement to Windows XP and is instead looking to patch millions of machines running the ancient operating system despite support ending earlier this month.

According to a report on Chinese state news agency Xinhua, National Copyright Administration deputy director Yan Xiaohong said the government was aware of the security issues posed by the use of Windows XP and was considering its next step.

"Security problems could arise because of a lack of technical support after Microsoft stopped providing services, making computers with XP vulnerable to hackers," he said.



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