Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Jan 2016 01:25 UTC

The first alpha release of Remix OS 2.0 - which we talked about a few days ago - is now officially released. It's clearly an alpha, though, so don't try to use this on any important machines. I have been unable to get it to work - I just get "checking media fail" upon boot - but others are reporting it works, so I guess your mileage may vary.

That being said - I'd be a little weary of the EULA. It seems like it contains some regular Chinese boilerplate stuff (other Chinese companies are using the same boilerplate stuff, such as Xiaomi), which sounds incredibly heavy-handed to us. Not sure what to make of this just yet - maybe the company will clarify this one.

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by UglyKidBill on Wed 13th Jan 2016 04:25 UTC
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Honestly... I don´t find it too different from EULAs from several other companies. It´s just that those don´t seem to be questioned because they are not chinese.

And about this being closed source from China... with all that´s come out related to Snowden, USA and European and Australian agencies collaborating on data mining, even going as far back as Echelon... is a chinese project any less trustworthy than any other one? really?

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by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 13th Jan 2016 15:27 in reply to "EULA"
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Depends on who you are and what you do.

If you are doing something that the US government doesn't like, this might be better.

If you are doing something that that Chinese government doesn't like and you or your loved ones are In China, this would be worse.

I'm of the opinion that the US tolerates more stuff, and the consequences of getting on its bad side are usually not as bad, assuming it has nothing to do with Islamic Terrorism and you're outside the country.

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