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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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    P-Worm

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    Lovesong

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    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.
     
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    princealfie

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    But do the non-legit copies work too?
     
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    Lovesong

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    I would guess so. Otherwise there would be slightly more copies sold, don't you think? :rolleyes:
     
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    wow, i know China has a piracy problem, but i didn't think it was this bad. craziness.
     
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    WildCowboy

    Staff Member

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    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.
     
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    jonharris200

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    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:
     
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    Lord Blackadder

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    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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    Eraserhead

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    I doubt it, I'd have thought they'd have bought more than 244 copies.
     
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    Benjamin

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

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    If china was forced to buy Vista, they might tell MS to toss off and create their own.
     
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    zap2

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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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    dubbz

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    Red Flag Linux :p
     
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    243 copies more than they need for that DVD copying factory. Microsoft ought to be pleased :p
     
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    #15
    Wow..That's so cool. :D
     
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    #16
    MS really ought to consider how much the people make before they price their products :D
     
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    #17
    I like the quasi-Microsoft Windows logo there...:D
     
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    eightd

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    that what so great about buying mac osx, you have to buy apples dongle
     
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    SkyBell

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    Must...not...say..LOL...:D
     
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    rhoydotp

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    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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    iBookG4user

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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.
     
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    WildCowboy

    Staff Member

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    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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    iBookG4user

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    That's insane :eek:. Someone really needs to crack down on that big time.
     
  24. Demi-God (Moderator emeritus)

    EricNau

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    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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    synth3tik

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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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