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Windows 7: Windows 8, Now Microsoft Office Banned by China

08 Jul 2014   #21
Seffrid

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

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They banned Facebook as well,
They're not all bad, then.


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08 Jul 2014   #22
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

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They banned Facebook as well,
They're not all bad, then.
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08 Jul 2014   #23
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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They banned Facebook as well,
They're not all bad, then.
Even Evil Has Standards.
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11 Jul 2014   #24
dperecky

win7 64bit Ult. using: XP Mode, in English or Espa˝ol, SUA, Bitlocker
 
 

[QUOTE=jimbo45;2818958]
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Be careful for what you wish for -- at the end of the Roman Empire were several centuries of Nasty Viscious relative anarchy( "The Middle Ages"), no disease control whatsoever (The Black Death), almost no progress in any Human endeavour, total starvation etc etc. It took a long while until around 1500 for Europe to start progressing again and even then a lot of the time was spent on various nasty religious wars - the Inquisition, Protestants vs Catholics etc etc etc.

It amazes me how people are so eager to snipe at successful companies --perhaps that's why the general level of population is sliding backwards into rather mindless mediocrity and we aren't progressing forwards as a species in the way we should be doing.

Linux - while great for servers (and here only TWO companies really make up the bulk -- SUSE/NOVELL and RED HAT) isn't appropriate for corpoerate desktop users - simply due to the almost infinite numbers of different distros around -- imagine maintaining that lot !!!

Destructive criticism is easy -- but Constructive criticism is much harder -- all those ms haters please suggest VIABLE alternatives that will work in large offices / corporate enterprises. As a Home user nobody cares - you are free to use whatever you want -- even if you feel so inclined just enter your commands in Machine code -- but that's no good for running any sort of business.

I think most people given the choice of the relative stability and prosperity of the Roman Empire in its heyday would rather have lived then than during most of the so called Middle ages (from about 800 - 1400).

Cheers
jimbo
"all those ms haters please suggest VIABLE alternatives that will work in large offices / corporate enterprises"

I was shocked to see in a leading hospital in the US - XP being the standard operating system used. This was as of June. I then went to a doctor's office visit last week- July 6th, and found XP being used there as well.
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11 Jul 2014   #25
dperecky

win7 64bit Ult. using: XP Mode, in English or Espa˝ol, SUA, Bitlocker
 
 

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They can take a hit in a couple of markets, but not all of them. Some can be optimistic, but I wonder if we are witnessing the decline of a Roman Empire.
We are. MS has had it's Golden Age and while far from it being over, it's definitely in decline.

Without the MS monopoly and it's legal restraints on many all these years, it does make you wonder how far ahead some technologies really could have been by now.

As for China, I'm surprised they haven't already rolled out their "own" OS and software packages for both the government and it's populous. Pretty slack commitment to communism really.
Don't hold your breath. Creativity is NOT one of the hallmarks of a communistic regime... There is some, but most of it is stifled.
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11 Jul 2014   #26
4wd

W7, W8.1
 
 

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13 Jul 2014   #27
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not surprising really.

Movements of govt officials can be pinpointed, helping foreign interests to figure out who is meeting who, when, who is in and who is out, etc. Very important information can be pieced together that way.

Similar applies to industrialists, ceos , etc. Can be used to figure out which are tight knit, what they might be discussing, etc. Can be used to gain competitive advantage.
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14 Jul 2014   #28
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

[QUOTE=dperecky;2826303]
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
Be careful for what you wish for -- at the end of the Roman Empire were several centuries of Nasty Viscious relative anarchy( "The Middle Ages"), no disease control whatsoever (The Black Death), almost no progress in any Human endeavour, total starvation etc etc. It took a long while until around 1500 for Europe to start progressing again and even then a lot of the time was spent on various nasty religious wars - the Inquisition, Protestants vs Catholics etc etc etc.

It amazes me how people are so eager to snipe at successful companies --perhaps that's why the general level of population is sliding backwards into rather mindless mediocrity and we aren't progressing forwards as a species in the way we should be doing.

Linux - while great for servers (and here only TWO companies really make up the bulk -- SUSE/NOVELL and RED HAT) isn't appropriate for corpoerate desktop users - simply due to the almost infinite numbers of different distros around -- imagine maintaining that lot !!!

Destructive criticism is easy -- but Constructive criticism is much harder -- all those ms haters please suggest VIABLE alternatives that will work in large offices / corporate enterprises. As a Home user nobody cares - you are free to use whatever you want -- even if you feel so inclined just enter your commands in Machine code -- but that's no good for running any sort of business.

I think most people given the choice of the relative stability and prosperity of the Roman Empire in its heyday would rather have lived then than during most of the so called Middle ages (from about 800 - 1400).

Cheers
jimbo
"all those ms haters please suggest VIABLE alternatives that will work in large offices / corporate enterprises"

I was shocked to see in a leading hospital in the US - XP being the standard operating system used. This was as of June. I then went to a doctor's office visit last week- July 6th, and found XP being used there as well.

Hi there.

Actually you don't need to worry -- most of those old XP systems are usually running specialized applications and very specialized hardware. A lot of Laboratory and Engineering equipment - particularly measuring devices such as Gas analysers etc still interface with XP. This equipment is VERY expensive to replace - and provided it does the job there's absolutely no reason to upgrade it.

I still have some old Vinyl recording hardware which needs XP to create and cut the disks -- the original manufacturer has long since disappeared.

While the LAST application that I'm using with W7 now works fine on W8.1 my XP system will outlast W7 by a long time (running as a VM of course).

For simple "Office things" like Doctors notes or even Ms office itself there's no reason why one needs to upgrade in a large doctors surgery until you have to. The data can easily be transmitted / retrieved from the Group practice's server or Hospitals DB net (or equivalent).

I'd much rather my doctor / hospital gets the most modern drugs / medical equipment before spending money on computer upgrades which aren't actually necessary at this time. Of course once the money comes in THEN upgrade. XP is QUITE SAFE if it's isolated from the external internet itself. There's no problem making an Internet query and having the query returned via the server so no direct Internet connection.

Cheers
jimbo
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14 Jul 2014   #29
eatup

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
 
 

Just a heads up... Don't you know how anal-retentive hospitals are about security? The last thing they want is some hacker hacking into their system to steal the credit card info of their patients (they're a business too you know that generate revenue from patients). As such, the likes of Windows 8.1/9/or any cloud-based OS is a no-no (staff can accidentally store patient records in the cloud). In fact, even Windows 7 is bordering on dangerous for these institutions since it's a modern OS with emphasis on internet connectivity... which is why I can appreciate them continuing to use XP, since it was an OS that was made in an era when internet connectivity wasn't such a big deal...
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14 Jul 2014   #30
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Windows XP can make just as much use of internet services as Windows 7 can.

The only thing XP straight up lacks that 7 has is actual IPv6 support, but we all know IPv6 will never be considered for general use.
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