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    Microsoft says government officials make sudden visits to


    (Reuters) - Chinese government officials have made sudden visits to Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) offices in China, a spokeswoman for the company said on Monday, but declined to give any reason for the inspections.


    Microsoft says government officials make sudden visits to China offices | Reuters

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    Paranoia, perhaps or general distrust. Anyone know what they are using presently?
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    The Chinese government is attempting to develop an alternative to Windows, based on Linux, in order to reduce reliance on foreign imports.

    More: http://www.ibtimes.com/microsofts-tr...gation-1641008
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    The Chinese government is attempting to develop an alternative to Windows, based on Linux, in order to reduce reliance on foreign imports.
    There have been rumours about that for a long while. No evidence they are actually doing much.

    We will have to hope they do start to take it seriously. If the Chinese govt throws it's weight behind the idea, we will finally have a serious contender. They would be doing the whole world a favour.There would be huge advantages for China as well of course. We will have to keep our fingers crossed.
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    With all the recent developments, that's certainly a thing to look upon isn't it?
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    The Chinese government is attempting to develop an alternative to Windows, based on Linux, in order to reduce reliance on foreign imports.
    Let's hope it's true !

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    Hi there

    Nothing new in that -- the FBI in the USA have been known to visit offices of very well known and prestigious Firms on WALL ST. and have led people away in handcuffs in full view of Staff and bemused spectators on the street outside.

    Nobody should be surprised at what Govt offices come up with (or even the private companies themselves). Could be something simple like the correct bribery hasn't been paid or something much more serious as a violation of State / Govt Law (on either side).

    These things always get sorted out in the end.

    Cheers
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    It all get sorted at last, but it depends on which ideologies are controlling the enforcement laws & state laws.. Isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Paranoia, perhaps or general distrust. Anyone know what they are using presently?
    The general consensus seems to point to Windows XP Pirated edition. Soon to be replaced by Windows 7 Extreme Edition by Jonny.
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    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
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