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Microsoft reportedly develops a special version of Windows 10 just for the Chinese government

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By Lisa Lacy | n/a

March 21, 2017 | 2 min read

Microsoft has reportedly developed a custom version of Windows 10 for the Chinese government.

Microsoft has reportedly attempted to quell the Chinese government's security concerns about Windows 10 with a custom version.

Microsoft has reportedly attempted to quell the Chinese government's security concerns about Windows 10 with a custom version. / okubax/Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/okubax/17140163919

That’s according to The Verge, which also reports Microsoft worked with communications equipment company China Electronics Technology Group on the customized operating system.

Further, according to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is mum on what exactly it changed in this particular version to satisfy government security concerns.

The Verge noted the Chinese government banned Windows 8 due to said concerns and even kicked off an anti-monopoly probe against the tech giant.

China has been wary of foreign software and has historically attempted to distance itself from Windows – even partnering with software company Canonical on a Windows alternative that eventually failed, The Verge said.

Meanwhile, Microsoft has signed deals with technology firms Tencent and Lenovo and consumer electronics company Xiaomi to improve its status in the Chinese market, The Verge added.

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