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post #21 of 161
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Originally Posted by atarione View Post

why would anyone in china want to use the "offical state operating system" which doubtless has government back doors and god knows what else to tattle on you if you try going around the Great Firewall of China
Law.

If it comes to that.. which it could.
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This is meaningless considering the Chinese populous will still pirate Windows [and its respective software] in record numbers as Linux/Ubuntu as been attainable by them for years now. This tells me that even if the People's party uses Linux, the citizens still find intrinsic value in using Windows. Why else pirate it when there is a "viable" open-source alternative?

In a weird juxtaposition, the capitalist Windows has the market and mindshare, qualities sought after by an inherently communist-ran country, but which they can't capitalize on, so they turn to a more open platform to retain some semblance of control.
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post #23 of 161
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And they say they aren't communist

Can't understand this, this is simple investment for future cutting costs ... do you know how much money does China (and many other countries) pay to Microsoft products per year?
Think twice before sticking badges, don't mix politics and economy.
post #24 of 161
90% of the population use pirated copies of windows anyway. trust me it's the same with mine lol
post #25 of 161
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Can't understand this, this is simple investment for future cutting costs ... do you know how much money does China (and many other countries) pay to Microsoft products per year?
Think twice before sticking badges, don't mix politics and economy.

i think you forgot that probably most copies of windows in china are pirated anyway. it's not about cost-it's about creating a platform that the CCP can control absolutely
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90% of the population use pirated copies of windows anyway. trust me it's the same with mine lol
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having used linux, the problems are

OS useability and quality is crappy for the most part

Application quality, useability etc same situation.

what it would take to make linux viable, is a concerted design team with a singular focus to fix the applications and ui incosistencys etc.

good luck !

what? when was the last time you used linux? depending on the distro it is nothing like that.
You might have mistaken usability for a different GUI
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post #28 of 161
Any country that has the guts to get rid of Windows has my respect for sure! Well done China!!!!!!

Windows: Only good for games and spyware and viruses.
post #29 of 161
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Originally Posted by SCollins View Post

having used linux, the problems are

OS useability and quality is crappy for the most part

Application quality, useability etc same situation.

what it would take to make linux viable, is a concerted design team with a singular focus to fix the applications and ui incosistencys etc.

good luck !

Well your post should win an award for......something bad. You are wrong on so many levels it is not even REMOTELY funny.

Please try again.
post #30 of 161
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This is meaningless considering the Chinese populous will still pirate Windows [and its respective software] in record numbers as Linux/Ubuntu as been attainable by them for years now. This tells me that even if the People's party uses Linux, the citizens still find intrinsic value in using Windows. Why else pirate it when there is a "viable" open-source alternative?

In a weird juxtaposition, the capitalist Windows has the market and mindshare, qualities sought after by an inherently communist-ran country, but which they can't capitalize on, so they turn to a more open platform to retain some semblance of control.

How much of that is due to not knowing about Linux though? Most of Linux's marketshare issues stem from a lack of advertisement in general, even if there are some issues with most of its derivative OS' themselves.
    
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