Features Of Windows 8
Even though Windows operating system is installed on majority of computers in China, the relationship between the Chinese government and Microsoft has not been smooth over the past few months. This strain in relationship started when Microsoft decided to stop the support for Windows XP operating system and with the introduction of Windows 8 operating system. The latest annoyance to Microsoft comes from China’s state run television, CCTV. The China Central Television went on with heavy criticism at the newly released operating system, Windows 8.
According to CCTV, Windows 8 was a dangerous operating system to install on the PCs. The channel stated that an upgrade to Windows 8 could compromise customer data, as the operating system could help Microsoft to gain access to critical data of the user like the details of his bank accounts, phone numbers etc. The Channel also accused that Microsoft is working with the US government to carry out espionage on Chinese citizens with the new operating system.
Windows operating systems are widely used across China. However, the revenue generated from the Chinese market is very low when compared to other countries. Steve Ballmer, who was the CEO of Microsoft, had earlier said that even though the number of customers using Microsoft operating system in China and US were comparable, the revenue from China amounted to just 5 percent of what the company generates from US. This is due to the widespread piracy prevailing in the Chinese markets, where pirated copies of most of the Windows operating systems are easily available.
Install Windows 8
Chinese government has already decided not to use Windows 8 operating system on any of the computers owned by the government, as it is believed that an upgrade to Windows 8 could put the security at risk. It is estimated that most of the computers in China run on Windows XP, for which Microsoft no longer provides support. Due to the end of support, it has become inevitable for these users to upgrade to any other operating system. The decision of the Chinese government and the criticism by CCTV about the operating system could pull back customers from making an upgrade to Windows 8 and this could badly affect the prospects of this newly released operating system.
Some experts believe that the release of Windows 9 could ease the problems between Microsoft and the Chinese government. Microsoft is keen to release the new operating system with utmost care so that it does not end up with the fate of Windows 8.
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