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Q: True Thieves, Stealing Even What's Free

So ever since I heard of the Kylin project - basically a cooperation between Canonical/Ubuntu and the Chinese government to have a mainland-friendly version of Ubuntu as an alternative to Windows,

http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/ubuntu-kylin

I kept following it with a semi-interested eye, knowing how they always claimed they wanted a "Chinese OS" and wondering if their ambition was as pathetic as having a localized version of Linux called a "Chinese OS".

 

Well boys, I should have known better: turns out their ambitions were first to screw their foreign partner and then take the credits:

 

http://www.scmp.com/tech/china-tech/article/1857948/chinese-os-last-more...

"Forty-two per cent of personal computers sold by the US computer maker in China run the NeoKylin OS, a senior Dell executive told the Wall Street Journal.

The move comes as Dell has begun partnering with Chinese firms to expand into sectors seen as crucial to national security by Beijing.

Last week, the firm unveiled investments of up to US$125 billion as part of a new "In China, for China" strategy. Dell also announced a partnership with Chinese cloud computing firm Kingsoft and state-owned components maker China Electronics Corp, a subsidiary of which co-developed NeoKylin with the National University of Defence Technology under the Central Military Commission."

 

Here we go, NeoKylin, proudly "Chinese" (well at least the spywares and keyloggers probably are, I'm quite confident we'll never hear an interview of say kernel developers). Even in the SCMP, no mention of the OS' history, or even the fact it is merely but a fork of a fork of a modified Debian distribution which carries absolutely zero interest for anyone looking for a safe alternative to Windows.

 

They actually made it, they stole free stuff.

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We are in a country where people who drive to the restaurant in a Mercedes still clears the table of stuff like toothpicks into their man-purse. 

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Same with android. They took an open platform and banned the company that created it.

Windows was not banned of course. But try to buy a legal copy of windows in China and you hit a brick wall.

So yes, they also stole android and renamed it chindroid.

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We are in a country where people who drive to the restaurant in a Mercedes still clears the table of stuff like toothpicks into their man-purse. 

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In response to Scandinavian.....I'm currently on the GZ to HK through train and the family in front of me have just emptied all the pockets on the backs of their seats....the father now has a stash of CRH sick bags!!!!

 

WHY??????

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To me, there is one underlying aspect of society that I use to determine if it is worthy or not.  Do the public toilets have toilet paper, and if so....is it continuously stocked with TP ?

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