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Submission + - China prefers sticking with dying Windows XP to upgrading (networkworld.com)

tdog17 writes: China says it wants Microsoft to extend support for Windows XP because that will help in its fight to stop proliferation of pirated Microsoft software.
A state copyright official says the release of Windows 8 means a substantial increase in the selling price of a Windows operating system, especially in light of the upcoming end-of-life of Windows XP, which is still used by a large percentage of Chinese. That could drive users to buy pirated copies of a new operating system because they are cheaper, he says.

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China prefers sticking with dying Windows XP to upgrading

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