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Old 23rd October, 2008, 06:44 PM
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Microsoft lets 1,000 blackouts bloom, Chinese users upset

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Microsoft lets 1,000 blackouts bloom, Chinese users upset

By Jacqui Cheng | Published: October 23, 2008 - 11:46AM CT

Those who are using pirated versions of Windows—particularly those in China—are getting riled up over Microsoft's latest tactic to "encourage" them to purchase legit copies. [Front Page...]
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Honestly I find it kind of funny way of reminding people that they're stealing software. Certainly its better than locking people out of the operating system.

If they don't like it, they can either pay for their software, or use free alternatives.
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Old 24th October, 2008, 08:16 PM
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I just think it's funny!!! LMAO!!!

This story reminds me of the guys that used stolen credit cards to buy a laptop but the box was empty.
So they went back to complain about it & ended up getting arrested! LOL
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Hey my complaint has always been how they treat their paying customers....what happens to pirates when blackouts bloom has never been one of my concerns...":O}
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Since when are you a customer of Microsoft if you are using a pirated copy. Customer means you paid for it!! LOL
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