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Asian pirates selling Microsoft's Longhorn


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Asian pirates selling Microsoft's Longhorn
December 2, 2003 - 11:08 EST Malaysia's software pirates are already selling the next version of Microsoft Windows, codenamed Longhorn, years before it is supposed to be on sale. Bootleg CD copies are on sale for six ringgit (US$1.58) in the country. The software is an early version of Longhorn demonstrated and distributed at a Microsoft developers conference in October. Longhorn is not expected to ship until 2006.

My Comments: About what it's worth isnt it? j/k I just couldnt help myself.. I try to not put down windows, but sometimes a story is just begging for some type of comment
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hehe.....I wonder how innovative it REALLY is........considering i hate XP!
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the people buying it are really getting ripped off at that price

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wow, buying it when you can download it almost anywhere....
btw XP is actually really great, so is OS X 10.3
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^^^ not everyone has the sense, or the inet speed to download it, so what is $2US for it, not much.



Also, why do you hate XP ? - i know i hate it for all the bloated crap in it.
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hehe.....I wonder how innovative it REALLY is........considering i hate XP!
Yeah, i have a MSDN subscription, i have downloaded it and tried it. it is basicailly XP, nothing special. a few changes such as improved prieviews of folder contence. Longhorn is sopose to be ultra secure but we will see. Also you guys need a Linux discussion fourim on this site.

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Yeah, i have a MSDN subscription, i have downloaded it and tried it. it is basicailly XP, nothing special. a few changes such as improved prieviews of folder contence. Longhorn is sopose to be ultra secure but we will see. Also you guys need a Linux discussion fourim on this site.

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Yeah, interesting. Considering how xpee still needs to modify to supress regisry access and other worm crap, how good could it be? Linux has its own good forum BTW
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Longhorn has that codename because apparently they didn't want the word "Windows" in the name this time around (Windows 95,98,2000,NT,XP). Same goes for Blackcomb.
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wow bootlegs. amazing. you wonder if microsoft put their little tracking tech in it.
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Yeah, good question, and does such a copy work... :p
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Actually, I bought such a copy from eBay.com, it's only the ALPHA BETA version. Stilll very buggy. Uses alot of RAM and Processing power.
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Asian pirates selling Microsoft's Longhorn
December 2, 2003 - 11:08 EST Malaysia's software pirates are already selling the next version of Microsoft Windows, codenamed Longhorn, years before it is supposed to be on sale. Bootleg CD copies are on sale for six ringgit (US$1.58) in the country. The software is an early version of Longhorn demonstrated and distributed at a Microsoft developers conference in October. Longhorn is not expected to ship until 2006.

My Comments: About what it's worth isnt it? j/k I just couldnt help myself.. I try to not put down windows, but sometimes a story is just begging for some type of comment
haha..i gt the cd!haha.. i bought it in malaysia, singapore's neighbour. piracy is a prob in asia esp malaysia, thailand and indonesia. it usually happens in undeveloped countries. in singapore its tough coz the singapore law is CRAZY!!ask micheal fay of america and he will tell u..

oh ya.. don laught. recntly, shelves esp for machintosh programms inc keynote and panther is on the shelves. so u can c that the pirates are not avoiding machintosh!
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i replied LATE!
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Any version before the completion of development can't be very stable
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