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Techworld: Microsoft Global Pricing Policy in Tatters

Mar 04, 2004, 23:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Manek Dubash)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"However, most see Microsoft's move as a response to both the threat Linux poses to its core business, as well as piracy.

"Analyst Joe Wilcox from Jupiter Research commented: 'It's about time Microsoft starting thinking this way; too bad that it really took the competitive threat posed by Linux for Microsoft to do right by customers. I would argue that overseas, particularly in Asia, Microsoft and other software vendor pricing structures contribute to software piracy...'"

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