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    Post Windows 8 is an unacceptable security risk for companies and authorities !

    Windows 8 is an unacceptable security risk for companies and authorities, experts warn the government !

    German Government Warns Key Entities Not To Use Windows 8 !

    According to leaked internal documents from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) that Die Zeit obtained, IT experts figured out that Windows 8, the touch-screen enabled, super-duper, but sales-challenged Microsoft operating system is outright dangerous for data security. It allows Microsoft to control the computer remotely through a built-in backdoor. Keys to that backdoor are likely accessible to the NSA ? and in an unintended ironic twist, perhaps even to the Chinese.

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    http://translate.google.com/translat...20%26bih%3D887

    http://investmentwatchblog.com/leake...links-the-nsa/

    http://www.zeit.de/digital/datenschu...-8-nsa/seite-1

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    that article has nothing to do with the NSA and windows overall. it is about the TPM platform and signed driver permissions (you can spoof both and the keys are made by verisign.) and the US gov has had back doors in windows since win95, you should never assume you are secure from gov spying with any commercial software or network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darakian View Post
    Also, for you overclocking types http://www.overclockix.com/
    haven't heard about that distro before, thanks (was about to make one)

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    from german expert, its a good point, maybe linux will inscrease soon in market share ...

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    I would cancel my credit cards first rather than stop using Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimPrice View Post
    I would cancel my credit cards first rather than stop using Windows.
    Exactly. Anything can be a security risk...if people use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimPrice View Post
    I would cancel my credit cards first rather than stop using Windows.
    But why ????

    I would bet $$$ that most ppl would not know the difference between wondoz and Linux once the Linux OS had been personalized to look like MS
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpha0ne View Post
    I would bet $$$ that most ppl would not know the difference between wondoz and Linux once the Linux OS had been personalized to look like MS
    Is there a Linux distro that does this? Because that's exactly what it needs to gain popularity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STaRGaZeR View Post
    Is there a Linux distro that does this? Because that's exactly what it needs to gain popularity.

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    Not the same, but close enough. What about aero?

    Anyway, what distro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by STaRGaZeR View Post
    Not the same, but close enough. What about aero?

    Anyway, what distro?
    ubuntu with customized XFCE

    then there's this
    http://zorin-os.com/

    And who needs aero when you have compiz


    what linux really needs is developers who develop games to it, for office usage there's already libreoffice that's better than the Microsoft equivalent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evantaur View Post
    what linux really needs is developers who develop games to it,
    what linux really needs is a good developer ide at the first place. still most developers develops libraries in windows environment and then build them in linux.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Evantaur View Post
    ubuntu with customized XFCE

    then there's this
    http://zorin-os.com/

    And who needs aero when you have compiz


    what linux really needs is developers who develop games to it, for office usage there's already libreoffice that's better than the Microsoft equivalent
    That's debatable. In some things, sure. In other things it leaves a lot to be desired.

    Although I'm comparing to Office 2010. 2013 has a few annoyances that irk me, and the licensing retardation makes me loathe it entirely.
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    ^Thanks Evantaur for answering the question so well

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    That's debatable. In some things, sure. In other things it leaves a lot to be desired.

    Although I'm comparing to Office 2010. 2013 has a few annoyances that irk me, and the licensing retardation makes me loathe it entirely.
    Thats the way I feel about all MS's latest products these days, and what really makes me fume is the way MS are trying to monetize apps/gadgets with the win8 store
    I tried using Windows7-USB-DVD-tool in windoz 8 the other day and guess what................it no worky

    ppl are being forceed to use the W8 store to dl one of the available gadgets, and if your not VERY vigilant (custom instal) whilst installing said 'gadgets' you end up with all sorts of excrement being installed as well, thats when I wiped W8 that I'd been using since the last upgrade, re-installed a 'patched' W7 strictly for games and am now using Linux as my main OS, MS will never ever see another cent from me
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