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Microsoft partners with Chinese state-owned defense conglomerate to promote, sell Windows 10 to government

Gregg Keizer | Dec. 21, 2015
Creates joint venture with China Electronics Technology Group Corp. to license, support Windows 10 in government agencies and some state-run enterprises

Windows 8 never caught on in China -- just as it failed worldwide -- but its 5.6% and Windows 7's 52.7% combine for a huge opportunity for Microsoft to add devices to Windows 10 as it tries to reach a goal of 1 billion worldwide by mid-2018.

Windows 10 share in plc
Data: Baidu, StatCounter, Net Applications Microsoft's Windows 10 has gotten off to a much slower start in China than the global average, according to Baidu, the country's largest search provider.

 

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