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Chinese-customized Windows 10 edition ready for launch

People's Republic of China flag, custom Windows 10 by Microsoft now ready
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Around a year after hearing about its development from Microsoft officials, it looks like the custom Windows 10 version for Chinese enterprise clients is ready to hit the market.
Codrut Nistor,

Microsoft's Windows 10 has been around for home users in China for a while despite the strict local laws and censorship. Now the time has arrived for a special edition that targets the government agencies and state-owned enterprises to show up, especially since we heard about it around a year ago.

According to Microsoft Greater China's CEO Alain Crozier, who spoke to China Daily, "Microsoft Corp has developed the first version of a China-customized Windows 10 operating system and is now in a good position to serve local governments and State-owned enterprises." The same source also reveals that three large enterprise customers have tested the operating system that Microsoft developed with China Electronics Technology Group Corp, a state-owned company.

The details about the new Windows 10 variant are scarce, Crozier stating that extensive work has been done to make it "secure and controllable." Microsoft has over 70,000 corporate customers for Azure, while last year this figure stood at 65,000.

The Windows 10 version for Chinese home users comes with Baidu.com as the default search engine and homepage, since Microsoft shut down MSN China almost a year ago, following a deal with Baidu.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-03-22 (Update: 2017-03-22)
Codrut Nistor
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.