Chinese Government Says on TV That Windows XP Users Must Choose Linux

Posted by thesilviu on May 13, 2014 1:50 PM EDT
Softpedia; By Silviu Stahie
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China has one of the biggest Windows XP user bases in the world, and shaking this addiction seems to be more difficult than people could have imagined. Now, even the government is getting involved and is asking Windows XP users to switch to a Linux solution, preferably something made in China.

Zhang Fen, one of the few people in China who seem to have the right numbers, says that almost 70% of the computers in the country have Windows XP installed, including authorities from local governments.

The issue of migrating people from Windows XP to a Linux system was even presented on the China Central Television, which is the main broadcaster in the mainland. Numerous experts from China's Ministry of Industry and Information of Technology expressed their concerns, but they also explained that Linux was not ready to receive new users.

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