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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric;409077}\
    The general consensus seems to point to Windows XP Pirated edition. Soon to be replaced by Windows 7 Extreme Edition by Jonny.
    Yea, but what about Windows 8 Prolific
    The way I read it is, they are pissed because Microsoft finally ended support for XP. Now they have to replace their pirated editions of XP with something else. That's the rumor anyway. The Windows 8 ban is just a stick it in your face ploy to try and piss Microsoft off. Something like that anyway. Who knows what is really going on?

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    Huh?

    They don't like foreign countries getting hold of their govt and commercial secrets. Why is that surprising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Huh?

    They don't like foreign countries getting hold of their govt and commercial secrets. Why is that surprising.
    It could be as simple as that. Lots or rumors and innuendo floating around is all. I personally find it hard to know who to believe.
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  4. #14


    Yes, it's a government lockdown - the Chinese poeople outside of that sphere are free to use what they like....

    Don't be surprised if they develop something along the lines of Munich's LiMux.

    One way to solve this dilemma is through transparency and honesty. Unfortunately, as long as governments use closed-source software, it is hard to audit and trust the actions
    Source: Ubuntu saves Munich millions -- should all governments switch to Linux?

    That stemmed from M$ dropping support for NT 4.0 apparently.
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    [QUOTE=alphanumeric;409099][QUOTE=Nuccii;409093]
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric;409077}\
    The general consensus seems to point to Windows XP Pirated edition. Soon to be replaced by Windows 7 Extreme Edition by Jonny.
    Hi there

    Do you mean THIS edition of Windows !! - The Chinese XP edition I think is based on what's known "in these circles" as The Black Edition. !!

    Aren't the CIA themselves the largest single user of "Torrent Sites" in the world too -- presumably they need to know what others are doing. If I were running that type of agency I'd certainly want my operatives to keep up with what people are getting up to - both good and bad.

    @Superfly -- A lot of people are really pissed off with UBUNTU now they are going all corporate with UNITY and CANONICAL. People have switched distros in droves to LINUX MINT - while DEBIAN is still an old favourite -- OPENSUSE also gets a decent mention too.

    (Loads of others out there but these are the "Usual suspects" that probably encompass the majority of Linux users).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    @Jimbo,
    It seems Canonical's focus has shifted from the "common" desktop user to a more broadly based enterprise philosophy - corporate and touch devices specifically - however, as long as they continue supporting Mint's backend, I'm not really pissed off.

    The revenue obtained from the aforemoentioned activities will go a long way in giving them a fighting chance against M$, Google and Apple... long way still to go though, if Ubuntu Edge is anything to go by.
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    Maybe they should look in their backyard also:

    "Chinese government-backed hackers recently broke into computers at Canada's ‎premier scientific research outfit, the National Research Council, Ottawa says."

    Chinese hacked government computers, Ottawa says - BNN News
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    Now you are being silly. Most governments do that kind of thing. The NSA are in a league of their own

    They also all try and prevent the others from doing it to them.

    Obvious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Now you are being silly. Of course all governments do that kind of thing. Some much more than others.

    They also all try and prevent the others from doing it to them.

    Obvious.
    Of course governments do. What is so silly or wrong about pointing out a current documented fact amongst others?
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    a) Too obvious to even bother mentioning.

    b) Irrelevant if they are doing it themselves. "Looking in their own backyard" is not going to deter them from trying to prevent American spying.

    I am quite surprised they haven't done more about the commercial side.
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