Pirates prefer Windows XP over Vista, says Microsoft

It’s planning a PR campaign for early ’09 to fight piracy as XP is retiredSoftware counterfeiters pass on Windows Vista and instead prefer to pirate Windows XP, a Microsoft Corp. attorney said today, outlining a practice that tracks with the leanings of many of the company’s customers.While explaining the “Global Anti-Piracy Day” educational and enforcement effort Microsoft launched today, Bonnie MacNaughton, a senior attorney with the company, acknowledged that pirates prefer Windows XP over Vista.”Historically, counterfeiters tend to focus on the ‘n-1’ version of software,” MacNaughton said. “Because of the more robust antipiracy and security features in Vista, most sophisticated piracy rings still continue to focus on XP. But that’s changing over time.”
http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9117569Microsoft celebrates antipiracy day
Microsoft plans on Tuesday to announce “Global Anti-Piracy Day,” an effort to gain attention for the steps the company undertakes in order to thwart those who would profit from illegitimate software.As part of the event, Microsoft is highlighting recent antipiracy efforts in 49 countries, ranging from the filing of lawsuits in the U.S. to a seminar for journalists in Pakistan.
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