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China Bans Windows 8

by James Denison / June 7, 2014 2:59 AM PDT

I guess I shouldn't be laughing, but.....

Many google links to news on it.

banning the use of Windows 8 on all government computers, the People's
Republic of China is now implicating that Microsoft is working with the
U.S. government in spying on China.
In its widely watched noontime news program, state-owned television
network China Central Television (CCT) aired a segment featuring people
it identified as experts who said Microsoft can use its latest operating
system to gather information, such as phone numbers and financial
details, about Chinese users and create a profile of Chinese society
using the collected data.
The Wall Street Journal translated a transcript of the segment, which
brought to light Microsoft's alleged role in helping the National
Security Agency obtain encrypted files and data from computers running
on Windows 8. "

Hey China, try Linux. Wink

"China already had its own platform for use in government computers, Red
Flag Linux, which was in part funded by the country's ministry of
information. Red Flag Linux was mandated to become the replacement for
Windows 2000 on all state-owned systems, after tensions between
Microsoft and the Chinese government over piracy and pricing rose to new
heights in 2012, with Microsoft alleging that four state-owned
corporations in China were using pirated versions of Windows server
client software and Office. ...Alternatives include Ubuntu Kylin."

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(NT) Next thing you know is they'll notice CIQ and Android.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2014 3:08 AM PDT
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by James Denison / June 7, 2014 3:52 AM PDT

Android on a computer? I guess maybe a touch screen would be OK, if someone wants one. Is there a good mouse based Android version?

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A little off topic but yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2014 7:26 AM PDT
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(NT) It's not like they're hacking into our systems 24/7.
by Diana Forum moderator / June 7, 2014 3:45 AM PDT
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(NT) they don't want to wear our shoes
by James Denison / June 7, 2014 3:51 AM PDT
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