Talk:Chinese government prohibits use of Windows 8, cites security concerns

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After reading the entire article, I have trouble understanding why they've banned Windows 8 usage. They mention that Windows XP is still supported in limited fashion but I couldn't understand the rest of their thoughts. Gryllida 05:12, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Does our article come across as saying Microsoft still supports XP in any way at all? I don't think they do, although the statement Microsoft made about earlier versions was just a bit confusing. The Chinese haven't banned earlier systems, such as Windows 7 which Microsoft still supports.
The claim by China, that the ban is because of XP, is just that: a claim; we don't know for certain it's true, and it should be attributed to China. For example, perhaps China wants to encourage local businesses by having everything made locally, and they used the particular incident with XP as an excuse. That would make their claim, about XP being the reason for the ban, neither exactly true nor exactly false. --Pi zero (talk) 10:41, 24 May 2014 (UTC)