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News Microsoft given 20 day deadline in China probe

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Well-Known Member

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    LOL!

    China moaning about license codes.. what do they expect, buy one license and install it on the entire nations PCs? Ok, that's a little extreme and a heavy focus on one point but as a country they are incredibly backwards. They have some of the most intelligent people on the planet yet the common sense of a toddler. This is nothing short of an superb effort at showing the world how truly clueless they as a nation can sometimes be.

    On the other side of the coin... Why does everyone need to upgrade to windows 8.1? Why isn't windows XP sufficient? If it isn't broken then why fix it? Why force a fix and an upgrade by stopping the support of software and hardware to XP and forcing a push over to the more modern OS?

    When will Windows 7 see the same fate?

    When will China complain about Apples monopoly, there frightening use of patents and the fact people are dying in the factories from suicide? (oh wait.. its an income to Foxconn, one of the largest manufaturers in the world of IT finished goods with a huge plant in south China)...

    When will Linux be forced upon the courts for being FREE?

    When will all brands of everything be banned from sale in China because they have decided they want to make knock off versions of said products without any regard for he company they are ripping off?

    When will China stop and realise that the world isnt against them and that there isn't a need for looking over ones shoulder constantly?

    Either way.. a waste of time which ever way you look at it.
     
  3. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Because it's no longer receiving updates so is vulnerable to attacks.

    January 14, 2020.
     
  4. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Well-Known Member

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    It was rhetorical on both counts. But I see where the Chinese are coming from, why should they revamp an entire country on hundreds of thousands if not millions of government PCs to a later OS when XP has been sufficient.(the cost of the win8.1 licensing) Its a forced multi billion dollar bill that if support remained would be avoided.

    Flip side to that argument is that the cost of windows XP times however many they sold divided by man hours maintaining the OS is probably at a point now where the profitability will start to plateau and then hit a negative hence the ending of its working life and supported life.

    Instead of running win8.1 on everything I think in this instance Microsoft should perhaps have a dev team to support XP in china to maintain vulnerability's for a number of years agreed to avoid the law suits etc at a cost obviously to China for Microsoft to deem it feasible but at the same time not too expensive that a change to OS would have yielded similar results for a similar price.
     
  5. Blackshark

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    Well because the licences, when purchased, either with a new pc or afterwards stated clearly that the product would not be supported forever. I do not remember if MS released the end of life date for XP on its release, but I think they did.

    No leg to stand on. But for a country that prides itself on doing what it likes, without recourse even to its own laws, we should not be surprised.
     
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    Large organizations (regardless if governments or private companies and regardless of where in the world) refusing to adopt Windows 8 is nothing new, too expensive to adapt any proprietary software used and train users for it.

    Microsoft a monopoly? No way of denying that 90%+ Marketshare on Desktop PCs is a monopoly.
     

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