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Old 10-29-2008, 10:26 AM   #1
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An anti-piracy tactic by Microsoft Corp. that turns some computer users' screens black has set off a wave of indignation among Chinese consumers, posing renewed problems for the software maker in the huge China market.
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In the week since Microsoft deployed an updated anti-piracy tool here, some Chinese have fumed about what they see as an invasion of privacy. Users of legitimate software have been turning their own screens black in protest. One authorized user complained to the police.
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Windows Genuine Advantage has been in use worldwide for several years. The update that started to affect Chinese PC users last week did exactly what it was intended to do: get people's attention.
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Found this very interesting...thought i'd share.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:32 AM   #2
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Wow. Sucks for them. Maybe they'll learn to pay.
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I was reading about this. It said that they would have to save up like 3 months worth of pay to afford vista... or somthing like that.
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I thought Windows was cheaper in China? Or it used to be.
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Doesnt mean people can afford it
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Thats sad...
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:48 AM   #7
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lol, my roommate is from china. he had a pirated version of windows but he bought vista.
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Doesnt mean people can afford it
they can afford pirated ones.
I think i saw some for like $10 USD when i was there. It looked so fake... haha.
I think my cousins there have pirated ones too.
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I mean that it doesnt mean that they can afford legal copies. It was in reply to Austinn
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Well I guess that's one way to make people pay!
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