Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 banned by China

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by BillyRazOr, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. BillyRazOr

    BillyRazOr MDL Novice

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    I saw a news is about in China was banned Windows 8 and windows 8.1 for selling products. Why China government would banned it??? I'm so sad..... :'( :(
     
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  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    AFAIK China has banned Windows 8 and 8.1 from Government Computers by general! That was done last month already.
     
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  3. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    Maybe the real reason for China Gov. is that W8. and W8.x always report to MS all that people's doing wth their machines...??:eek:
     
  4. Jazz

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  5. mabaega

    mabaega MDL Senior Member

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    This is not about Windows 8, but more in Economics and Politics.
    just my opinion .. :g:
     
  6. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    Depends on what is being discussed specifically. Why China chose to ban Windows 8, or what Windows 8 is doing to deserve such a ban?
     
  7. mabaega

    mabaega MDL Senior Member

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    China is a huge market for microsoft business. maybe they want to get something special from microsoft.

    If it's a matter of privacy, I'm sure China can handle it self.
     
  8. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    not sure but afaik I understood that banning because of Onedrive ...
     
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  9. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    In case of bazillion Win XP machines running out of service it might be a simple price-poker :cool2:.
     
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  10. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    I'm actually really looking forward to the non-online mode versions.
    I personally never use the one-drive or the internet explorer cloud stuff, or indeed the store, so it would be nice to not have all that crap integrated.

    China is right to not use those versions with skydrive. After the skype thing where ms handed over the method to beat the encryption to the govt, I can't say I blame them.
    Our U.S. govt is out of damn control with these spying programs. The weird thing is that all countries are doing things like this to an extent, they're just not getting caught.
     
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  11. BillyRazOr

    BillyRazOr MDL Novice

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    But if I'm using Windows 8.1, from Malaysia to China for travelling, the Chinese Government will arrest me by police? :(
     
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  13. deanpaopaoyu

    deanpaopaoyu MDL Novice

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    No. Personal use is not banned.
     
  14. FaiKee

    FaiKee Misinformation spreader

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    lmao, in any case the thread title is misleading. China just prohibit win8/8.1(and now Office 365) to be used in the government offices, they may eventually allow Threshold to be used. :p
     
  15. Yen

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    The Chinese govt. did the best, I wish other govts. would follow, especially Europe.
     
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  16. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    office is banned too
     
  17. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  18. nodnar

    nodnar MDL Addicted

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    #20 nodnar, Jul 2, 2014
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    hm.
    food for thought, quite apart from the snowden
    stories, there have been reports in the media
    of the kremlin reverting to typewriters, and now
    seemingly china, as a sovereign state, bans w8.
    for its governmental business, if i got it
    correctly.. what they will do about w9 threshold
    when it materializes, seems predictable. and they
    will be right..
    even germany has voiced some doubts too, about w8..
    and cloud based warez have been pushed down user`s
    throats for ages.. it seems there is more money to
    be made that way, even though it is leaky as a sieve.
    [ anything beyond my harddisk passes beyond my
    control, imo..]
    the surprising fact remains that governments remain unable to
    employ an os that they can control...
    all are made by us based companies, on us based servers..
    under us laws..
    bad recipe...
    now europe, china, or russia are not exactly in
    a digital stone age.. the surprising thing to me
    is that they never managed to make an alternative os
    to replace m$ stuff, to be on the safe side.. if
    only to replace those trillions xp machines they still use..
    just my 2 cents..
    [ and please do not start to tell me about linux, please..]
     
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