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    China bans government use of Windows 8

    China bans government use of Windows 8 - Livemint

    China has banned government use of Windows 8, Microsoft Corp.s latest operating system (OS), in a blow to the US technology company which has long been plagued by sales woes in the country.
    The central government procurement centre issued the ban on installing Windows 8 as part of a notice on the use of energy-saving products, posted on its website last week.
    I think we should all follow China's lead on this one.


    Neither the government nor Xinhua elaborated on how the ban supported the use of energy-saving products, or how it ensured security.
    I was curious as well as to how the product was energy-saving.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    I'm using windows 7 but, not IE.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    The further demand that all government use the entirely not stolen Vindows 8.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    I am still rocking XP for a couple of my computers. I like it far more than 7 or 8.
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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.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Windows 8 with the more recent patches isn't that bad. Once I got used to the cell phone type layouts I started liking it more.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
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    I use my computers for CAD (engineered drawings). XP runs the program well. My experience with 7 & 8 is that CAD crashes at very random times.

    Also, XP is great for gaming. And it is energy efficient according to the Chinese government.
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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    China bans government use of Windows 8 - Livemint



    I think we should all follow China's lead on this one.




    I was curious as well as to how the product was energy-saving.
    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.

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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I use my computers for CAD (engineered drawings). XP runs the program well. My experience with 7 & 8 is that CAD crashes at very random times.

    Also, XP is great for gaming. And it is energy efficient according to the Chinese government.
    I know what CAD is .

    You know xp is no longer supported by microsoft.

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    Re: China bans government use of Windows 8

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    China bans government use of Windows 8 - Livemint



    I think we should all follow China's lead on this one.








    I was curious as well as to how the product was energy-saving.
    I'd go along with every company's IT banning it. It seems to be a productivity killer. I don't know many large corps with touch-screen workstations. Stupid move by MS.
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