Reuters:

The Central Government Procurement Center issued the ban on installing Windows 8 on Chinese government computers as part of a notice on the use of energy-saving products, posted on its website last week.

The official Xinhua news agency said the ban was to ensure computer security after Microsoft ended support for its Windows XP operating system, which was widely used in China.

Neither the government nor Xinhua elaborated on how the ban supported the use of energy-saving products or how it ensured security.

Insult, meet injury.

  1. nickiminajetfour reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    Maybe bcus it’s shitty as fuck
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    Americans might have applauded if the Chinese banned Clippy a decade ago. Now, banning Windows 8 looks like escalation...
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    … They’re not even trying to tell a convincing lie. The only resolutions I see are if either Microsoft reenables support...
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