Microsoft has signed an anti-piracy agreement with HP and Samsung to ensure the installation of genuine Windows and Office software on their PCs sold in the Chinese market.
Microsoft announced its new product sales strategy in the Chinese market to only provide the electronic online version and OEM pre-installed versions of Windows 8, cutting the sales of packaged operating system sales.
The B2C e-commerce website Dangdang.com reportedly plans to launch a new e-book business channel in the second half of December 2011.
Canonical, developer of the open source operating system Ubuntu, has announced that Dell will sell PCs with the pre-installed Ubuntu operating system in its over 100 new retail stores in China.
Microsoft China has announced plans to reduce the retail prices of its Windows and Office software prices in China by up to 60%.