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Microsoft mulls response to Linux-based XP clone

Dec 31, 2009, 15:07 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nick Eaton)


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"Take a look at the image above. That's Windows XP, right?

"Nope, it's Ylmf OS – an Ubuntu Linux-based operating system that looks almost exactly like XP.

"Talk about clever. Chinese software scammers have for years been creating and selling pirated copies of the Microsoft operating system. And recently, the Redmond-based company has been cracking down on piracy in China.

"The solution? Make Windows XP out of Linux.

"And Microsoft isn't sure what to do about it."

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