An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft's decision to stop supporting Windows XP (still the OS of choice in China) provided an extra push for China to wean itself off dependence on foreign tech giants. The banning of Windows 8 on government computers is supposed to create a new market for domestic Chinese operating systems-- but there's a long way to go.
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