China Stops Sales Of Windows 8 On All Government Desktop Computers

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  1. PEB

    PEB Atomic Butt Drop Champ :)

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    China is completely switching over to Linux primarily a customized version of Ubuntu for the Chinese use. Currently over 90 percent of the Chinese offices use Microsoft Windows OS. This is a huge and very damaging thing to happen to Microsoft. Apparently China was very unhappy about the fact that Microsoft dropped Windows XP support. A good chunk of Chinese Government agencies still where running XP so when Microsoft ended legacy support on XP it effected them. It left a good size chunk of Chinese government agencies without support and China was also upset about the costs to upgrade. China now joins Germany and France ending or cutting back future purchases of Microsoft products.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2157...chases-of-windows-8-surprising-microsoft.html
     
  2. Devout Pessimist

    Devout Pessimist Tragic Vision

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    Windows 8 sucks.
     
  3. Cubo de Sangre

    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    Not because of poor performance or security flaws?
     
  4. Bumble_Bee_Tuna

    Bumble_Bee_Tuna I'll sell my soul for a nice pair of hooters

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    In retaliation of the US DOJ indicting Chinese officials for hacking, China has halted cybersecurity cooperation after the U.S. spying charges leveled against them

    The Chinese have published counter-data claiming the U.S. is the largest cyber-attacker.

    And not that anyone actually uses or should use Windows 8, but in retaliatory "sanctions," China has banned the use of Microsoft's Windows 8 on all government computers as a blow to U.S. tech.

    Tit for tat I suppose. But the U.S. is playing a dangerous game that only risks escalation on all fronts, be it Russia or China.
     
  5. Jukai

    Jukai Silver Belt

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    I'm sure the Chinese were ecstatic--- "FINALLY we have an excuse to stop buying this garbage operating system and not seem like we're not up with the times!""
     
  6. catchwrestle1

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    Very interesting, thanks for the info. Excellent signature, btw.
     
  7. Armbars

    Armbars Oops!

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    Not a move bad, Linux is a gazillion times better than windows.
     
  8. 5H3RD0G

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    I'm guessing they found a way for easier spying capabilities by other nations, who could that be? :icon_lol:
     
  9. MicroBrew

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    I am still running Win 7 . My sibling runs Win 8 and I can't stand it; more complicated just for the sake of being new and different.
     
  10. Reverse Flash

    Reverse Flash Lost In Time Platinum Member

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    Windows 8 sucks, Windows 8.1 doesn't.
     
  11. DizzyYeahYeah

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    Might have to try Linux. China here I come.
     
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    I'm still using Windows 7, with no intention to switching over. Microsoft comes out with a stinker for every two generation of good products, i.e. Windows 2000 to Windows 95/98. They've been on a decent streak with XP, Vista and Windows 7, so I'll forgive them for Windows 8.
     
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    Horrible news. Now Ubuntu users can expect more security threats and exploits in the future.
     
  14. Thanos

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    I hate Windows 8 so fucking much it's so fucking gay

    8.1 my ass too
     
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    Good.
     
  16. Zankou

    Zankou Muscle and Hate Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Like it matters when 99 percent of MS software in China is stolen anyways. MS has pitiful total Chinese revenues because they steal software so aggressively.
     
  17. Zankou

    Zankou Muscle and Hate Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Ps windows 8 is garbage and I can't imagine anybody paying for it.
     

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