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More Pirate Nonsense

Oct 01, 20041 min
Data Center

Microsoft, via Gartner, is at it again. Now a Gartner research study claims 80 percent of the PCs sold in “emerging PC markets” with Linux operating systems will wind up running pirated copies of Microsoft Windows.

I say phooey to more FUD.

Vendors busy pirating software of whatever kind don’t worry about the sleight of hand involved with shipping Linux as a decoy to running pirated Windows. Why would they spend the time and money? Why not just ship the units bare, like many white box vendors in the US?

I still wonder why Microsoft doesn’t just buy stock in equipment comanies making pirating hardware so they can track the pirates. But that wouldn’t give them a slap at Linux, would it?