Microsoft’s new statement: it will not be responsible for the interruption of the supply of windows in China


Microsoft states that if Microsoft is unable to perform or delay in performing its obligations due to force majeure, Microsoft will not assume any responsibility or obligation for this. The latest version of Microsoft agreement will take effect on October 1.
Editor: new Zhiyuan Baifeng
Recently, Microsoft has updated the Microsoft Service Agreement, some of which are thought-provoking.
According to the agreement, if the U.S. government forbids Microsoft to use Microsoft software for any Chinese enterprise, institution or individual, Microsoft will not be responsible.
If the windows system can not continue to use, is there a spare tire available?
Microsoft will not be responsible for any “interruption” of service agreement
The latest version of the Microsoft agreement will take effect on October 1.
Article B of the limitation of liability clause states that:
Microsoft shall not be liable or liable for any failure or delay in the performance of its obligations due to circumstances beyond Microsoft’s reasonable control, such as labor disputes, force majeure, acts of war or terrorism, malicious damage, accidents or compliance with any applicable law or government order.
If the U.S. government also issued a ban on Microsoft, Microsoft may not be able to continue to support Windows services, and will not bear any consequences arising therefrom, but will do its best to avoid the impact.
In the latest version of the agreement, the contracting entity, choice of law and place of dispute resolution state that:
“When you use all other services in accordance with these terms, you will enter into a contract with Microsoft Corporation (one Microsoft way, Redmond, WA 98052, U.S.A.), and these terms will be governed by the laws of the state of Washington, whether there is a conflict of law principle or not. The state or federal courts in golden County, Washington, USA have non exclusive jurisdiction. “.
If you have any opinion, I’m sorry, you have to go to Washington to have a lawsuit!
Win7 has been cut off for a long time. Why are many people still using it
On January 14, 2020, Microsoft announced that it would stop official technical support, software update and security problem repair for Windows 7 system.
On the surface, this is just a normal version iteration of the system. After all, win10 has been updated many times.
According to Microsoft’s convention, the support period of mainstream windows system is 10 years, 5 years of mainstream support and 5 years of extended support. Win7 was launched in 2009, and it is reasonable to stop the service now. Microsoft has no obligation to continue to update patches and solve bugs.
But the domestic dependence on win7 system is very large, especially the government and other public institutions, and many applications can only run in the win7 system, leaving win7 needs to be redeveloped to adapt to the new system.
Win10 was officially released as early as 2015, but the progress of upgrading win10 system in China is very slow.
It was not until the end of 2017 that the revised “China Netcom government version of windows 10” released by the joint venture between Microsoft and CETC was allowed to enter the procurement directory.
“Windows 10 China Netcom government edition” is a customized version of the operating system developed on the basis of win10, in accordance with Chinese laws and regulations, and for the needs of Chinese professional fields.
“Netmail” provides a secure and reliable system, and more importantly, it contains strict data outgoing control.
Although there is a win 10 “Network letter version”, due to the high cost of system upgrade and migration, and the stability of the system is difficult to guarantee.
Even though Microsoft has released many new system versions, it still can’t be widely used. Many places still hold on to win7. But if there are security loopholes in the back, Microsoft has no responsibility and obligation to help you patch.
Some netizens believe that if windows is really cut off, it will be a great opportunity for domestic software.
Get rid of the dependency of windows system and switch the autonomous operating system in many countries
Not only at home, many government agencies in many countries are using windows, but they are also worried.
the republic of korea
After win7 stops supporting, the South Korean government plans to replace its government and public institutions’ operating systems with open-source Linux based operating systems, which will be completed by 2026.
Tmaxos system planned to be adopted in South Korea
At present, Tmax and other South Korean companies have developed their own operating systems based on Linux, and claim that they can independently control network security and save nearly 50% of the cost.
In May this year, Munich announced that it would abandon windows system and gradually start switching to Linux, which means a significant change in Germany’s choice of operating system.
In fact, as early as 2003, Munich announced that it would move from windows to Linux. Then Microsoft CEO Ballmer personally went to Munich to lobby. Ballmer himself also put forward “Linux is a cancer”.
In 2018, the Russian “news” reported that the Russian Ministry of defense made a formal decision that the operating systems of all office computers would be replaced by Astra Linux developed by domestic companies, and the processors should also be made in China, such as elbrush.
It is not impossible to develop an independent operating system from scratch, but the difficulty can be imagined. Linux based customized development may be more sensible, which is also the technical route commonly adopted by some domestic manufacturers.
The trial and error cost of the new operating system is so high that it is difficult to popularize some domestic operating systems.
Readers, are there any domestic operating systems in use? May as well leave a message to share the experience.
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