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Microsoft's Chinese Folly

Oct 23, 2008, 03:01 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Z. Cohen)

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"No less than Bill Gates himself said in a recent Fortune article that Microsoft competes better against in China when there's piracy than when there isn't. So, Microsoft actively looks the other way as people pirate its software. It builds its market share that way, and lets people get used to the idea of having Windows at a certain price.

"Then, Microsoft decides one day that it just won't do, and it shows up on people's computers to harass them into buying its product."

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