There are more details on the rationale for banning “8” in the Chinese government.
“Microsoft would no longer open its Windows 8 source code to the Chinese government, however the security scheme of the Windows 8 operating system is designed to provide better access for Microsoft to users’ database. For China it’s a big challenge for our cybersecurity”
- M$ won’t open the code to the Chinese
- The Chinese have determined the OS allows M$ good access to users’ information, a security threat to the Chinese government
- The Chinese are aware that M$ is required to cooperate on spying with the USAian government
“7”? The cost of migrating to GNU/Linux will be less for the Chinese than migrating to “7” because M$ will want to be paid…
See prime time TV coverage from China: WINDOWS 8 SUSPENSION IN CHINA.