China starts Windows wipe-out, switches to Linux

Published Nov 1, 2014, 4:30 pm IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 5:31 pm IST

China is presently in a situation to completely eradicate Windows from the country. Though this is not immediately possible, the map to wipe-out the Windows operating system from every computer is planned over a period of a few years from now.

According to a report on SoftPedia, China has planned to move away from Microsoft Windows completely. Recently, China had announced the ban of Windows 8 in the country accusing Microsoft of spying the China government and businesses via the operating system.

China has made it mandatory to all organizations to switch from the Microsoft Windows operating system to a locally developed operating system based on Linux.

China believes that by the year 2020, they will successfully eradicate Windows and would have an already switched to a more powerful and secure operating system of their own.

The eradication of Windows won’t happen only on a software platform, but will also go to a hardware level.  According to a local media report, the country wants to replace all their servers and chips with alternative solutions.

A number of organizations in the country have already been ordered to switch from Windows to Linux. It is not clear as to which operating system they are adopting.

The move is destined to see a 15% yearly switch, of all the computers in the country, from Windows to another operating system. 


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