Sony, Acer Dumping Green Dam

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jellico

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The Chinese government didn't roll out tanks to flatten the Beijing Number 50 High School when they removed the government mandated Green Dam malware, hopefully they are finally starting to come around (but I'm probably being foolishly optimistic).
 

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The Green Dam is and has always been a minor distraction, since it is quite redundant given that the Central Government filters any sensitive information which they don't want their citizens to know, understand or be educated about. All filtering is done through main servers, not at the end-user level with some silly PC software.
 

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This was bound to happen, the citizens of China will eventually win out over it's oppressive gov't and it will just become more and more capitalist in nature.
 

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China's controversial Green Dam Youth Escort software is slowly fading into vaporware, as the latest report indicates that major PC manufacturers have dumped the Web filtering program
Do you know what vaporware means? Green Dam is released so it is not a vaporware.

I don't know how some of Tom's reporter got their job. Dropped out of acting school and was found by Chris in a cafe?
 

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D'oh. there was supposed to be a 'facepalm' in there between the quote and the link. but the forum software seems to have discarded it as junk code.
 

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[citation][nom]Pei-chen[/nom]Do you know what vaporware means? Green Dam is released so it is not a vaporware.I don't know how some of Tom's reporter got their job. Dropped out of acting school and was found by Chris in a cafe?[/citation]

Vaporware - A term used to describe a piece of software that doesn't exist, is suspected not to exist, or is incapable of performing as promised. It is not uncommon for a software corporation to make fantastic promises as to the functionality of an upcoming software release that ultimately prove to be undeliverable. In the software industry, there is often something of a yin/yang relationship between marketing efforts and technical capabilities. They can't exist without each other, but that doesn't stop them from trying from time to time.
Doesn't meant it is never released. But, in the story above the usage of the term is a bit questionable.

They're probably thinking it's evaporating quickly, therefore linking it to the term vaporware... which you're right it wouldn't be classified as such. However, it never did end up serving it's purpose of "protecting the children" either, so it could be used loosely I suppose?
 

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[citation][nom]Eccentric909[/nom]Doesn't meant it is never released. But, in the story above the usage of the term is a bit questionable.

They're probably thinking it's evaporating quickly, therefore linking it to the term vaporware... which you're right it wouldn't be classified as such. However, it never did end up serving it's purpose of "protecting the children" either, so it could be used loosely I suppose?[/citation]
The software is actually performing as intended from what I gathered. It is the side effects that's crap (slow downs, crashing, etc.) Kinda like a spyware/malware in my opinion.
 
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