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(C|Net)   China will not be purchasing Windows 8 for any government computers. In other new the F, C, K, G, and W keys on their keyboards are completely worn out   (cnet.com) divider line 43
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2014-05-20 12:14:12 PM
It's not clear from the reports what the Chinese government will use for computer operating systems now that Windows 8 is off the table. Windows XP is still widely used in China, but after Microsoft ended support for that platform in April, it too would present a security risk to the government. Windows 7 is still an option, but Xinhua did not say what the government has decided.

Are you kidding. They won't purchase it, but they'll still use it. Big difference, guys.
 
2014-05-20 01:07:20 PM
In other new.
 
2014-05-20 01:22:19 PM

Nadie_AZ: It's not clear from the reports what the Chinese government will use for computer operating systems now that Windows 8 is off the table. Windows XP is still widely used in China, but after Microsoft ended support for that platform in April, it too would present a security risk to the government. Windows 7 is still an option, but Xinhua did not say what the government has decided.

Are you kidding. They won't purchase it, but they'll still use it. Big difference, guys.


Are you insinuating the Chinese government would actually use PIRATED software???
 
2014-05-20 02:51:48 PM
"In other new the F, C, K, G, and W keys on their keyboards are completely worn out "

Can someone elaborate?
 
2014-05-20 02:53:30 PM
Good new everybody!
 
2014-05-20 02:54:44 PM

Cyclonic Cooking Action: "In other new the F, C, K, G, and W keys on their keyboards are completely worn out "

Can someone elaborate?


Those letters are used a lot in windows product keys. I'd added B/8 personally.
 
2014-05-20 02:57:18 PM

Cyclonic Cooking Action: "In other new the F, C, K, G, and W keys on their keyboards are completely worn out "

Can someone elaborate?


Google "windows xp farkgw".  Those were the beginning letters of a very famous leaked windows key which was popular with those involved with software piracy.  There were probably A LOT of XP machines with that single activation key.  I have no doubt more than a few existed in China.  I think the headline is a reference to China pirating anything and everything.
 
2014-05-20 02:58:29 PM

sethen320: Cyclonic Cooking Action: "In other new the F, C, K, G, and W keys on their keyboards are completely worn out "

Can someone elaborate?

Google "windows xp farkgw".  Those were the beginning letters of a very famous leaked windows key which was popular with those involved with software piracy.  There were probably A LOT of XP machines with that single activation key.  I have no doubt more than a few existed in China.  I think the headline is a reference to China pirating anything and everything.


Doh!  Stupid filter.
 
2014-05-20 03:00:55 PM
It's the F-word followed by i-n-g, and W8, Cyclonic Cooking Action. Sweary Marys.  H-E-double hockey sticks.  Men, cover your daughters.  Daughters, cover your Barbie dolls..
 
2014-05-20 03:01:05 PM

Jormungandr: Cyclonic Cooking Action: "In other new the F, C, K, G, and W keys on their keyboards are completely worn out "

Can someone elaborate?

Those letters are used a lot in windows product keys. I'd added B/8 personally.


F and C, sure, but how many people use goto instead of find?  And how many people use keyboard shortcuts to close the window?  And wtf is K commonly used for?  Insert link?  Really?

No V?  No B/I/U? No Z and Y?  No P, N, or S?

No, headline has to be something else.

F*CK GW, maybe?  F*CKinG Windows?
 
2014-05-20 03:03:25 PM
 
2014-05-20 03:05:40 PM

Jormungandr: Cyclonic Cooking Action: "In other new the F, C, K, G, and W keys on their keyboards are completely worn out "

Can someone elaborate?

Those letters are used a lot in windows product keys. I'd added B/8 personally.


Ah, now it makes sense.  I was thinking the sequence looked familiar.   Thanks!
 
2014-05-20 03:07:24 PM

Emposter: Jormungandr: Cyclonic Cooking Action: "In other new the F, C, K, G, and W keys on their keyboards are completely worn out "

Can someone elaborate?

Those letters are used a lot in windows product keys. I'd added B/8 personally.

F and C, sure, but how many people use goto instead of find?  And how many people use keyboard shortcuts to close the window?  And wtf is K commonly used for?  Insert link?  Really?

No V?  No B/I/U? No Z and Y?  No P, N, or S?

No, headline has to be something else.

F*CK GW, maybe?  F*CKinG Windows?


Oh....that kind of windows product keys...thanks blasterz, belated thanks Jormungandr.  I totally read that wrong.
 
2014-05-20 03:10:35 PM
Eh - they probably have a point.  I don't know what the better alternative is, they'll probably end up with some crappy custom China Linux Distro or whatever, but really, would *you* trust Microsoft not to sell you out to the US Government if the opportunity presented itself.
 
2014-05-20 03:22:40 PM

Emposter: Emposter: Jormungandr: Cyclonic Cooking Action: "In other new the F, C, K, G, and W keys on their keyboards are completely worn out "

Can someone elaborate?

Those letters are used a lot in windows product keys. I'd added B/8 personally.

F and C, sure, but how many people use goto instead of find?  And how many people use keyboard shortcuts to close the window?  And wtf is K commonly used for?  Insert link?  Really?

No V?  No B/I/U? No Z and Y?  No P, N, or S?

No, headline has to be something else.

F*CK GW, maybe?  F*CKinG Windows?

Oh....that kind of windows product keys...thanks blasterz, belated thanks Jormungandr.  I totally read that wrong.


It was a pretty good laugh at this end, so it is all good.
 
2014-05-20 03:32:11 PM

Cyclonic Cooking Action: "In other new the F, C, K, G, and W keys on their keyboards are completely worn out "

Can someone elaborate?


farkGW is the first alphanumeric key group for the devil'sOwn Windows XP Pro serial number. It was notable in that it did not require product activation, since it is a corporate key, and that it was leaked weeks before Microsoft officially released Windows XP.
 
2014-05-20 03:33:50 PM
The Chinese speak Welsh?
 
2014-05-20 03:48:39 PM
New fla h! key worn out too
 
2014-05-20 03:49:14 PM
New fla h!
 
2014-05-20 03:50:02 PM

gopher321: Nadie_AZ: It's not clear from the reports what the Chinese government will use for computer operating systems now that Windows 8 is off the table. Windows XP is still widely used in China, but after Microsoft ended support for that platform in April, it too would present a security risk to the government. Windows 7 is still an option, but Xinhua did not say what the government has decided.

Are you kidding. They won't purchase it, but they'll still use it. Big difference, guys.

Are you insinuating the Chinese government would actually use PIRATED software???


I wouldn't insinuate that at all. They bloody well do pirate most of the software they use, no question.

Intellectual property rights in China exist only when they care.
 
2014-05-20 03:50:10 PM
tupid wifi
 
2014-05-20 03:54:17 PM
I still remember most of the 'b6byc' from WindowsME.
 
2014-05-20 04:28:46 PM
Is this the thread about the new 12" screen surface pro 3? That thing looks very promising. Still a tad too high for my like.
 
2014-05-20 04:29:26 PM
So now maybe the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Software Research Institute will resume paying to subsidize Red Flag Linux and bring it back to life.

A colleague of mine wanted to be able to continue using his fairly old WinXP laptop, post cessation of support by Microsoft.  I installed Linux Mint on it and he's pleased.  He can still work with Word, Excel, etc. files and it's menus and such generally make sense to a person familiar with XP.
 
2014-05-20 04:33:04 PM

Fark_Guy_Rob: Eh - they probably have a point.  I don't know what the better alternative is, they'll probably end up with some crappy custom China Linux Distro or whatever, but really, would *you* trust Microsoft not to sell you out to the US Government if the opportunity presented itself.


Like the NSA needs Microsoft...
 
2014-05-20 04:56:42 PM
Hell I thought the headline was referring to shortcuts that everyone is supposed to know by heart once you install win8.
 
2014-05-20 05:11:22 PM

Deadite: Hell I thought the headline was referring to shortcuts that everyone is supposed to know by heart once you install win8.


You can use a keyboard with win8?
 
2014-05-20 05:21:35 PM
Since when does China BUY software?
 
2014-05-20 05:35:38 PM
Ubuntu kylin's time to shine?
 
2014-05-20 05:51:29 PM

Bermuda59: Since when does China BUY software?


thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2014-05-20 06:00:15 PM

ReverendJynxed: Deadite: Hell I thought the headline was referring to shortcuts that everyone is supposed to know by heart once you install win8.

You can use a keyboard with win8?


Seems so at least according to the resident ms shills that defended win8 from the time of release and when the start button was added in 8.1. Their answer to every ui issue was "learn the keyboard shortcuts! It's faster!". Give this thread time or the next one about how win 8 sucks they'll show up.
 
2014-05-20 06:59:49 PM

ReverendJynxed: Deadite: Hell I thought the headline was referring to shortcuts that everyone is supposed to know by heart once you install win8.

You can use a keyboard with win8?


Surely you jest?  I was told by the Internet that one could only navigate W8 by pawing at it.  Mouse, keyboard, none of those things work.
 
2014-05-20 08:04:29 PM
I like windows 8.1. I had to buy a laptop recently, was going to just install my ssd drive with fedora linux on it, but decided to keep the stock os for a bit.

I don't get the hate, but then again all I use is sublime, putty, and chrome. It's windows.


Actually I just remembered why I hate windows 8.1. I wanted to use Skype and it was preinstalled, but it wouldn't let me use my Skype login. Well it would but I HAD to create a Microsoft account. Whatever. So I make a secure password, write it down. It said it was migrating my account. Sure. I use skype, and close up the laptop for the night. The next day at work, I power the laptop up and my unlock password didn't work.

It doesn't work. What's this? It's asking for my Skype account password?

It migrated my system account to the Microsoft account. I can only assume AAA (authentication authorization accounting) will be controlled by them. In other words, your login credentials, permissions, and log files are belong to them.

My problem was I didn't know my password and couldn't access the Internet to reset it. (What if I made a fake email for my skype account? I would've been out of luck) I wrote it down at home because it was the frickin skype password. WTF. Then I realized I had my phone and I can reset it that way, which I had to do twice because data entry on phones suck. It took 20 minutes to do everything, and I HAD to do it to get access. But now there is another device, my phone, I use that is now associated with my Microsoft account.

I felt scammed. I'm too smart for this. I trusted them.

I never EVER wanted Microsoft to control access to my hardware, let alone have to setup uniquely identifying info to gain access. Are you kidding me? Its got to go. F*ck windows 8.1.
 
2014-05-20 08:49:00 PM
child_god:

Don't mess with Live logins, the way they have them set up is just weird.  Getting accounts associated/unassociated properly doesn't seem to work well.  Or you'll get an error message stating they are having a problem on the back end.

I finally just reinstalled Windows 8 and didn't use a Live login and haven't had any problems.  YMMV.
 
2014-05-20 08:53:27 PM

child_god: I like windows 8.1. I had to buy a laptop recently, was going to just install my ssd drive with fedora linux on it, but decided to keep the stock os for a bit.

I don't get the hate, but then again all I use is sublime, putty, and chrome. It's windows.


Actually I just remembered why I hate windows 8.1. I wanted to use Skype and it was preinstalled, but it wouldn't let me use my Skype login. Well it would but I HAD to create a Microsoft account. Whatever. So I make a secure password, write it down. It said it was migrating my account. Sure. I use skype, and close up the laptop for the night. The next day at work, I power the laptop up and my unlock password didn't work.

It doesn't work. What's this? It's asking for my Skype account password?

It migrated my system account to the Microsoft account. I can only assume AAA (authentication authorization accounting) will be controlled by them. In other words, your login credentials, permissions, and log files are belong to them.

My problem was I didn't know my password and couldn't access the Internet to reset it. (What if I made a fake email for my skype account? I would've been out of luck) I wrote it down at home because it was the frickin skype password. WTF. Then I realized I had my phone and I can reset it that way, which I had to do twice because data entry on phones suck. It took 20 minutes to do everything, and I HAD to do it to get access. But now there is another device, my phone, I use that is now associated with my Microsoft account.

I felt scammed. I'm too smart for this. I trusted them.

I never EVER wanted Microsoft to control access to my hardware, let alone have to setup uniquely identifying info to gain access. Are you kidding me? Its got to go. F*ck windows 8.1.


Dufuq?

Windows 8.1 with Skype and still using my "Skype name" for login.  No windows account.  Same for Skype on my android.  Still using my Skype name.

Also, I am using a local login name for the PC, no MS account.
 
2014-05-20 09:12:32 PM

Lanadapter: Ubuntu kylin's time to shine?


The tricky part would be getting Chinese sites to support anything other than IE. I was pretty horrified when one of my Chinese friends showed me how he uses all these websites that require ActiveX.
 
2014-05-20 10:33:59 PM

gopher321: Nadie_AZ: It's not clear from the reports what the Chinese government will use for computer operating systems now that Windows 8 is off the table. Windows XP is still widely used in China, but after Microsoft ended support for that platform in April, it too would present a security risk to the government. Windows 7 is still an option, but Xinhua did not say what the government has decided.

Are you kidding. They won't purchase it, but they'll still use it. Big difference, guys.

Are you insinuating the Chinese government would actually use PIRATED software???


Why not? It's where I get most of my pirated software, so it isn't like they don't already have it.
 
2014-05-21 02:59:20 AM

child_god: Actually I just remembered why I hate windows 8.1. I wanted to use Skype and it was preinstalled, but it wouldn't let me use my Skype login. Well it would but I HAD to create a Microsoft account. Whatever. So I make a secure password, write it down. It said it was migrating my account. Sure. I use skype, and close up the laptop for the night. The next day at work, I power the laptop up and my unlock password didn't work.

It migrated my system account to the Microsoft account. I can only assume AAA (authentication authorization accounting) will be controlled by them. In other words, your login credentials, permissions, and log files are belong to them.

My problem was I didn't know my password and couldn't access the Internet to reset it. (What if I made a fake email for my skype account? I would've been out of luck) I wrote it down at home because it was the frickin skype password. WTF. Then I realized I had my phone and I can reset it that way, which I had to do twice because data entry on phones suck. It took 20 minutes to do everything, and I HAD to do it to get access. But now there is another device, my phone, I use that is now associated with my Microsoft account.

I felt scammed. I'm too smart for this. I trusted them.

I never EVER wanted Microsoft to control access to my hardware, let alone have to setup uniquely identifying info to gain access. Are you kidding me? Its got to go. F*ck windows 8.1.


That's similar to my experience with Win 8.1. I wanted a program offered by my local library and (God knows why) I had to create a Microsoft account to get it. It was 3 a.m. and I thought it was a throw-away login account. I wrote the password on the back of an envelope on my desk and forgot about it. Two weeks later I walked into my office and saw a screen demanding my password. I went through a bunch of scrap paper looking for that password before finding it.

Now, every 14 days my computer locks until I give up the password. Have you figured out how to make it stop? I want it to stop. I want it to stop!
 
2014-05-21 07:58:07 AM
When I was a tech for Gateway in the early 2000's the remote assistance team had received an advance copy of XP and one of the character sets for the serial number was farkGW. We took this to mean fark gateway at the time.So whenever the tech's would play an online game together as a team we'd be known as fkcgw.
 
2014-05-21 09:31:23 AM

Cyclonic Cooking Action: child_god:

Don't mess with Live logins, the way they have them set up is just weird.  Getting accounts associated/unassociated properly doesn't seem to work well.  Or you'll get an error message stating they are having a problem on the back end.

I finally just reinstalled Windows 8 and didn't use a Live login and haven't had any problems.  YMMV.


I'm just going to not use windows 8.1 anymore.
 
2014-05-21 09:33:07 AM

tripleseven: child_god: I like windows 8.1. I had to buy a laptop recently, was going to just install my ssd drive with fedora linux on it, but decided to keep the stock os for a bit.

I don't get the hate, but then again all I use is sublime, putty, and chrome. It's windows.


Actually I just remembered why I hate windows 8.1. I wanted to use Skype and it was preinstalled, but it wouldn't let me use my Skype login. Well it would but I HAD to create a Microsoft account. Whatever. So I make a secure password, write it down. It said it was migrating my account. Sure. I use skype, and close up the laptop for the night. The next day at work, I power the laptop up and my unlock password didn't work.

It doesn't work. What's this? It's asking for my Skype account password?

It migrated my system account to the Microsoft account. I can only assume AAA (authentication authorization accounting) will be controlled by them. In other words, your login credentials, permissions, and log files are belong to them.

My problem was I didn't know my password and couldn't access the Internet to reset it. (What if I made a fake email for my skype account? I would've been out of luck) I wrote it down at home because it was the frickin skype password. WTF. Then I realized I had my phone and I can reset it that way, which I had to do twice because data entry on phones suck. It took 20 minutes to do everything, and I HAD to do it to get access. But now there is another device, my phone, I use that is now associated with my Microsoft account.

I felt scammed. I'm too smart for this. I trusted them.

I never EVER wanted Microsoft to control access to my hardware, let alone have to setup uniquely identifying info to gain access. Are you kidding me? Its got to go. F*ck windows 8.1.

Dufuq?

Windows 8.1 with Skype and still using my "Skype name" for login.  No windows account.  Same for Skype on my android.  Still using my Skype name.

Also, I am using a local login name for the PC, no MS account.


Dufuq was my reply. Mind you, this is a stock Toshiba i5 laptop. I'm not sure how you acquired your windows 8.1.
 
2014-05-21 11:14:02 AM
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2014-05-21 11:57:31 AM
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