Microsoft is finalizing a special version of Windows 10 operating system, created at the request of the Chinese government. Modification of OS approved by the authorities of the country, will be deprived of a number of “spy” functions.
For the first time about working on a special version of Windows 10 for China it became known about a year ago. Developing in a joint venture of Microsoft and China Electronics Technology Group (CTEC). Unlike the normal version of Windows 10 will be the lack of means of observation of the user.
Officially, Microsoft prefers not to extend about the differences between conventional versions of Windows 10 specialized. Today from official sources on this topic is the removal of a number of consumer applications and functions in a specialized version of Windows 10 in order to increase its safety, security, and manageability.
According to network sources, a special version of Windows 10 for China has been tested “three major customers” and is currently recognized as adequately protected and controlled.
Previously, China had banned the sale of Windows 8 for security reasons, and in relation to Microsoft had launched an antitrust investigation.
In China trying to gradually get away from using Microsoft products tracking users. In 2013, the reference OS was selected Ubuntu, and in 2014 it became known about the intention of China by 2020 to switch to using its own technology in key sectors, including the transition to the NeoKylin OS.