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ZDNet Australia: Is Microsoft Driving Freeloaders to Linux?

Jul 31, 2005, 01:00 (18 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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