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    Default Talk about hypocricy!!

    Have a read of this -

    BBC NEWS | Business | US objects to China's net filter

    Quote - "denying manufacturers and consumers freedom to select filtering software".

    Hmm, I don't hear them complaining about lack of freedom to choose the bleeding operating system though!!

    Quote - "China is putting companies in an untenable position by requiring them, with virtually no public notice, to pre-install software that appears to have broad-based censorship implications and network security issues"

    Erm, doesn't the actual operating system (that this stuff runs on) fall into the exact same category?

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    Default Re: Talk about hypocricy!!

    Seriously though, it's not that surprising is it?

    And just how easy will that be to enforce I wonder?
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    Default Re: Talk about hypocricy!!

    The filter is also un-installable by the end user - it's not built into the system in any way, it's merely pre-installed.

    It's just another program in the Add/Remove Software section of the OS.

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    Default Re: Talk about hypocricy!!

    my reading indicates that Green Dam runs in Redmond's system--so why
    should we care or discuss? (unless it is a political point (on
    freedom) being raised, in which case we can't [due to forum rules]
    discuss it here)

    reading elsewhere it seems to me that post-pubescent chinese males are
    as capable as those anywhere of getting around all possible clumsy
    p0rn blocks (including loading/running openSUSE)...so, are we only
    concerned with their ability to get unfiltered political views into
    their mind? (if so, we still can't discuss it here)

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    Default Re: Talk about hypocricy!!

    (in one line hidden at the bottom of the article) that computers running Linux would not be affected.
    So how long do think it will take for folks to figure that out, download openSUSE or other Linux and format the 'nuts' off their HD. And install for freedom.
    Seems like it might be another good way to encourage people to dump M$.
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    growbag wrote:
    > I was actually going more along the lines of the hypocricy of the
    > US government.


    then it _was_ a political commentary and therefore not allowed here,
    right?

    "...religious or political comment is not allowed."
    cite: http://forums.opensuse.org/faq.php?f...#faq_novellgen

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    Default Re: Talk about hypocricy!!

    I'm closing this thread due to it's tendency to drift into territory which breaks the terms and conditions.
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    > Seems like it might be another good way to encourage people to dump M$.

    I thought it was mandated by the government to run RedFlag linux.


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