ZDNet Australia: Is Microsoft Driving Freeloaders to Linux?
Jul 31, 2005, 01:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Iain Ferguson)
"Redmond's decision to mandate a piracy check for all customers
who want to download add-ons for Windows XP--excluding security
patches--is designed to check what the company regards as rampant
illicit use of its software.
"The problem is so bad, Redmond reckons, that around one-third
of all copies of Windows in use worldwide are illegitimate..."