Friday, July 11, 2014
Microsoft's Tick Tock strategy: NSAless Windows 9s by the end of year !
"Whoever controls the operating system can control all the data on the computers using it."
A Chinese state TV broadcast laid into Microsoft and its Windows 8 operating system on Wednesday, saying the amount of personal data the system is capable of collecting, and the profile of Chinese society it would be capable of producing,
“will be more precise and up-to-date than that collected by our National Bureau of Statistics.”
According to My Digital Life, the screenshot is from Build 6.4.9788 of Windows 9 which was recently spotted in Windows Store logs. The screenshot shows a Start Button, but redesigned with influences from Windows 8’s Metro UI.
While the screenshot does have the words “Windows 8.1 Pro” on the desktop, Neowin reports that early builds of Windows 9 inside Microsoft still use this branding. This could also mean that technically speaking, Windows 9 is only an incremental update from Windows 8.1 — analogous to Windows 98 SE and Windows ME.
99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK: Sneak attack on China state competencies ? However, if you own X86 server hardware than do you do the same ? And how do you do all of you ?