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ZDNet: Is Microsoft's Genuine Advantage Program Good for Linux?

Jul 28, 2005, 23:30 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Microsoft is stepping up its Genuine Advantage program, and requiring a 'piracy check' for all customers who want to download patches--excepting security updates--for Windows XP.

"This is a great strategy... for Microsoft's competition. I don't have any figures on the number of 'pirated' copies of Windows XP, but I'd be willing to bet that at least 25 percent of Windows XP users in the U.S. are using copies of XP that they don't have a legitimate license for..."

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