View Full Version : China Bans Government Purchases of Windows 8

May 20th, 2014, 23:57
Last week, China's Central Government Procurement Center posted a notice on new requirements for government tender, that included, among other things, the mysterious request that Windows 8 be excluded from the bidding process on computer purchases (http://www.itworld.com/security/419635/china-bans-government-purchases-windows-8-surprising-microsoft). The agency could not be reached Tuesday, but China's state-controlled Xinhua News Agency said (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-05/20/c_133347210.htm) that the government was forbidding the use of Windows 8 after Microsoft recently ended official support for Windows XP.