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Only 244 copies of Vista sold in China

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by P-Worm, Apr 18, 2007.

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  2. macrumors 65816


    Wow is right. I'm curious about businesses- have they just not upgraded, or are they using the pirated version as well? Maybe they are the ones that have bought the 244 legit copies.
  3. macrumors 68030


    But do the non-legit copies work too?
  4. macrumors 65816


    I would guess so. Otherwise there would be slightly more copies sold, don't you think? :rolleyes:
  5. macrumors Core

    wow, i know China has a piracy problem, but i didn't think it was this bad. craziness.
  6. Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Of course businesses are using pirated copies. The government is, too. It's part of the reason why they have a hard time cracking down on it...they can't afford (or don't want to afford) cleaning up their own house.
  7. macrumors 6502


    Has this story been verified? Any Japanese-speaking folks out there care to translate the source article? Seems hard to believe... even for Vista. :cool:
  8. macrumors G4

    Lord Blackadder

    I wonder if MS has the balls (or the capability) to break the functionality of the pirated copies...I wonder if the Chinese government uses legal copies of XP anyway...
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    I doubt it, I'd have thought they'd have bought more than 244 copies.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    ? what are you talking about that is a 24,400% increase in sales. :cool: :p
  11. macrumors 6502a


    If china was forced to buy Vista, they might tell MS to toss off and create their own.
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    Doubt it...most likely using Linux...maybe change a few things about its, but not make a new one
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    Red Flag Linux :p
  14. macrumors G4

    243 copies more than they need for that DVD copying factory. Microsoft ought to be pleased :p
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Wow..That's so cool. :D
  16. macrumors regular

    MS really ought to consider how much the people make before they price their products :D
  17. macrumors 6502

    I like the quasi-Microsoft Windows logo there...:D
  18. macrumors newbie


    that what so great about buying mac osx, you have to buy apples dongle
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  20. macrumors 6502


    hmmm ... interesting comment :rolleyes:

    i guess you would think that only people in north america can make something usable. duh! :confused:
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    Wow, they did not sell very many issues of Vista at all, I wonder what the percentage of pirated to legal copies is.
  22. Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    I've seen numbers that say as much as 97 percent of software installed on computers in China is pirated...others say it's more like 90 percent. I have no idea what Vista's numbers are specifically.
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    That's insane :eek:. Someone really needs to crack down on that big time.
  24. Demi-God (Moderator emeritus)


    I never realized there was also a Disney version of Vista. What does that bring the total up to? 22? :p :D

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    I believe that it is a mix of pirated versions being so widely available and people just not buying it. I can't see larger businesses widely using pirated software.

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