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Windows is no longer welcome in China, which is developing its own OS

Windows may well disappear from the Chinese army and government agencies. The country fears that the United States will exploit the operating system for espionage purposes. And prepares his own homemade OS to replace it.

Windows is no longer welcome in China, which is developing its own OS
In the context of the war between China and the United States, which resulted in severe sanctions against Huawei, the Chinese authorities believe that using Windows, the operating system of the American giant Microsoft, can now pose a security threat. They therefore decided to develop their own operating system to replace it, excluding the Linux option.

China develops its own OS to replace Windows

The priority would be to remove Windows from all computers used by the Chinese army or by Chinese soldiers, the most critical targets. China believes that the United States could spy on them through the Redmond firm's OS.


Concern on the Chinese side is of course heightened in this period of extreme tensions, but it has been around for some time now. Thanks to various leaks, including those of the whistleblower Edward Snowden, the Chinese executive knows with certainty that the cyber-spying resources deployed by the United States are colossal and has a better knowledge of the techniques used: connected objects, servers, routers, operating systems... nothing escapes the American tools.

For some of the same reasons, North Korea had also developed its own alternative OS, based on a Linux distribution: Red Star OS, which has been active since the late 1990s and is still in use today. But it coexisted with other operating systems in the country's government agencies. Here, Windows could well be permanently banned in the long term.
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