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China retaliates, nixes Windows 8 on government PCs

Gregg Keizer | May 21, 2014
'Goes well as a response to the DOJ action,' says analyst.

Earlier this year, Microsoft denied reports that it would make an exception for China-based Windows XP PCs, and continue to patch those machines after the official April 8 end-of-support.

According to Irish analytics company StatCounter, Windows 8 PCs accounted for 3.4% of all desktop browsing in China, while Windows XP and Windows 7 had shares of 44.1% and 47.2%, respectively.


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