21 August 2019

China warns of risks in Windows XP exit, NY Times says

Microsoft’s plans to retire its Windows XP operating system have raised concerns in China, which has been slow to upgrade its computers, the New York Times reports. Microsoft says it will stop offering technical support or security patches for Windows XP after April 8, but nearly half of the computers in China were using the 12-year-old operating system as of January, the report said, quoting analysis firm StatCounter. That compares with less than 18 percent worldwide. Beijing argues that Microsoft’s push to wean users off Windows XP and onto newer operating systems could harm its antipiracy efforts, the report said.

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