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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    I know what CAD is .

    You know xp is no longer supported by microsoft.
    Well aware. Damn the torpedoes. Microsoft may not be supporting the product, but my anti virus software is. Until they bail out, I am fine, or buy a new printer.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    The factual reason for the ban by China would be the well known NSA backdoor into the operating systems provided by Microsoft for USA intelligence Agencies.
    Oh yes because XP is not full of gigantic security holes anyways. China is also one of those countries we may want to keep an eye on. If they are using XP it will not be only the NSA hacking into their systems, it will be literally anyone with a computer.

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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    shrug...

    If China wants to stick with an antiquated OS (XP), prevent their citizens from moving forward along with the rest of the world and subject themselves to increased probability of hacks and attacks...that's their choice. Since MS doesn't make that much money off the Chinese because of piracy, this isn't hurting MS any more than they already are being hurt. In fact, this ban on Win8 could mean that the Chinese government will prosecute those Chinese who try to pirate Win8.

    The only ones really being hurt by this ban are the Chinese.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    not sure what version i'm using. here's my home screen :

    Windows_2.0.png

    welp, back to playing reversi.

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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    not sure what version i'm using. here's my home screen :

    Windows_2.0.png

    welp, back to playing reversi.
    Man that brings back memories lol.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I am still rocking XP for a couple of my computers. I like it far more than 7 or 8.
    I have to agree with that. We have all three running on various machines. 7 is not as pleasant as XP and 8 takes the cookie on anything but a tablet.

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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    I know what CAD is .

    You know xp is no longer supported by microsoft.
    I still use XP. Perhaps with this Chinese decision they may re-support Xp again.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    not sure what version i'm using. here's my home screen :

    Windows_2.0.png

    welp, back to playing reversi.
    You wish you were that old.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    I still use XP. Perhaps with this Chinese decision they may re-support Xp again.
    I hope Microsoft tells China to go **** itself.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You wish you were that old.


    Well, I did head off to college rocking 3.1 with a 386, a 40 mb hard drive, no sound card, and a 2400 baud modem*.
















    *my awesome folks promptly upgraded me to a soundblaster, 100 mb hard drive, and 14.4 k baud. And the year after that, it was pentium 60. My folks are pretty great. I can still feel the excitement of finding a new local BBS to download shareware from. 14.4 baud felt like lightning speed after 2400. And then ethernet a couple years later? That was like landing on the moon.

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