Featured Articles

Intel takes credit for three-way 4K gaming

Intel takes credit for three-way 4K gaming

All of a sudden Intel is talking about desktop gaming like there is no tomorrow and it is pushing it. The…

More...
Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB 4G LTE out for pre orders

Nvidia Shield Tablet 32GB 4G LTE out for pre orders

Nvidia has finally revealed the shipping date of its Shield Tablet 32GB in 4G LTE flavour and in case you pre-order…

More...
Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 25 August 2014 13:22

China reading its own desktop OS

Written by Nick Farrell

Good-bye Microsoft

China is reading a new operating system which should hit the shops by October.

China wants to help its domestic industry catch up with imported systems such as Microsoft's Windows and Google's mobile operating system Android and getting its own OS which is free of the backdoors of Imperialist western software is seen as the way forward.

The operating system would first appear on desktop devices and later extend to smartphone and other mobile devices.

The news was announced in the People's Post and Telecommunications News, an official trade paper run by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

The operating system will be supported by app stores, the newspaper reported.

Apparently, the goal is to replace Windows domestically within one to two years and mobile operating systems within three to five years.

This explains why in May, China banned government use of Windows 8, Microsoft's latest operating system, but not Windows 7.

In March last year, China said that Google had too much control over China's smartphone industry via its Android mobile operating system and has discriminated against some local firms.

 

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments