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yeah mao's era was awesome, especially the cultural revolution where they basically tried to wipe out traditional chinese culture altogether, destroying thousands of ancient artifacts, Buddhist and Taoist temples etc, and tens of millions were killed basically with the goal of defeating mao's political enemies. it was basically china's holocaust.

but i'm sure you won't acknowledge you know, historical facts, because you are a ccp paid poster

Technically it was tens of millions who died from starvation. It was only hundreds of thousands who were killed "with the goal of defeating mao's political enemies".
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Technically it was tens of millions who died from starvation. It was only hundreds of thousands who were killed "with the goal of defeating mao's political enemies".


It was avoidable starvation AND overwork. 38 million is a pretty reliable figure on that.

During the cultural revolution the government executed a million people (landowners mostly)

My facts are cited by numerous verifiable sources. Yours? The Chinese Govt? LOL

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ON TOPIC... This aint gonna make a hill of beans difference most chinese consumers are more than happy to use pirated copies of Windows XP and 7 (although its changing people in china are actually BUYING windows now) OH and in china.. Windows phones are outselling IOS almost 2 to 1. Android is still the dominant Mobile OS in china with about 70% of the market but Windows has made a huge bite out of that in just 12 months.
 
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China is not only corrupted by it's own state but in the population as well. Hearing the stories of the chinese families that come over here tell, it's really darn crap over there. Now the government wants to make it worse for them? It probably has very little to do with outside sources, especially with the cyber attacks the chinese conduct on the west. :/

And by chinese I merely mean their system...and well...that means their government.

I have never seen a more corrupt form of government than that of Western governments. I have nothing and I mean nothing good to say about European or Western governments in general, which so gladly impoverish and starve their population, all the while gladly feeding the military industrial complex, the prison industrial complex, cover up the astronomical fraud committed by banks, insurers and make it easier for them by allowing these corrupt institutions to self regulate. Remember Sanlu when the CEO and managers got shot? You seen the same happen in the West ever? No? Spare us your finger pointing, thanks.

Well, in the end, this so called "corrupt government" is the one's that are functional and leading the world. That in itself shows your arm-chair political understanding is quite short sighted. Here, it works; there and elsewhere? Not really. It might seem like that if all you watch is CNN. (lol)

Anyways, nearly every Chinese family that comes up here tells the exact same story of how crappy it is to live over there. How crappy it is to find a job. How they need to pay people to get a job a well paying job. How they can't even give a hair cut on the streets without police brutality. Should we go on about the massive cyber attacks on the western world? To have a operating system in the hands of such a government for it's entire population is really a no brainer.
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"Chindows" Chinese version of Windows. thumb.gif
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Hmm.. my fiance is Chinese.

She gets a ton of calls about jobs in PRC (By Chinese I mean, she is Chinese). And it's not so bad to live there. I don't know, just first hand experience. Also from our experience together, it is much preferable to work in China than it is most other South Asian countries.

Anyways, I don't think this OS is any different then merely suggesting that now you can get an official Chinese OS that is probably pre-loaded Tencent apps and such. I don't think they are forcing everyone in China to use this OS? Not sure if that was specified in the article.

I think most of the below is extremely sensationalist;
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Anyways, nearly every Chinese family that comes up here tells the exact same story of how crappy it is to live over there. How crappy it is to find a job. How they need to pay people to get a job a well paying job. How they can't even give a hair cut on the streets without police brutality. Should we go on about the massive cyber attacks on the western world? To have a operating system in the hands of such a government for it's entire population is really a no brainer.

Lived in China for quite such time and saw none of this. In the western world I think we are conditioned to believe we are the best, blah blah blah. Living abroad gives you a totally different point of view. Also take into account terrible things like this happen in the US too, and we only have ~300 million people in the country. If we went by a percentage of chance, how many atrocities would be committed each year at the current rate if the US had an additional one billion people?
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Wait, I thought China already had their own operating system?


Just thought I'd let you know that's actually japanese.
Although japanese hiragana/kanji does look similar to chinese
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2013 to be a big year for linux, the future to be even bigger for linux

which is good:thumb:
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2013 to be a big year for linux, the future to be even bigger for linux

which is good:thumb:

Linux people say that every year.
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Linux people say that every year.

No we don't.

But the past few years have been pretty big.
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