This so-called “hedge” against attack will be built before the April 8 XP shutdown date and could last even longer than three years if large numbers of Chinese users still haven’t transitioned to another OS by then.
This could take some time. At the end of 2013, Windows XP still had a market share of around 50 per cent in China. In fact, there have even been reports that the Chinese government has tried to intervene by persuading Redmond to continue support for the legacy OS.
Chinese web giants unite to protect Windows XP users
Posted on Tuesday, Feb 25 2014 @ 13:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck