Zhuangongban: Microsoft Offers Windows 10 Chinese Edition
Microsoft is set to make Windows 10 the most popular operating system in the world. While the Chinese market still remains impenetrable owing to stringent censorship rules, the Redmond tech giant recently produced a specially-devised version of windows 10 for the Chinese government.Advertisement
China is one of the few countries that strictly complies with censorship guidelines, making new businesses difficult to launch products in the market. Microsoft took the challenge by partnering with government initiated defense and technology company CETC to create the latest Windows OS China edition. While the world recognizes it as Windows 10, it is officially christened Zhuangongban in China.
Microsoft’s CEO for the greater China region, Ralph Haupter, confirmed the news, saying that the company recently built a Chinese government-approved latest Windows 10 version. The OS is designed and customized as per the needs and demands of the Chinese market, according to The NextWeb.
Also called “Windows 10 Specially-provided Edition” the new version cuts down many services and apps aimed at consumers. Instead, it includes more security and administrator controls in an attempt to combat the ongoing privacy issue in the region, states Gizmodo.
While it is still not clear why the company is eager to release a China-exclusive version of Windows 10, latest reports hint that it’s the only way to get a strong ground in the country. The year 2014 marks one of the big losses of the company when Windows 8 was banned from Chinese government PCs.
Indeed, the new version of Windows 10 is an attempt to regain its lost identity in China by getting approval from its government. This in turn will help the latest Windows 10 OS become more popular in the country, reports SlashGear.
According to Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi, “We’ll continue to keep Windows 10 secure and sustain our strong privacy standards.” According to the company, the new security and management controls will help make Windows 10 Zhuangongban more attractive for the Chinese government to use it in their offices.
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