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MS Malaysia "Blackout"

Discussion in 'The Courtyard Café' started by Microsoft, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Microsoft

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    XP still selling for RM580...:eek: Hey y not blackout China har? There lagi more pirated XP...:D:p


    Curtains for pirated Windows

    STEVEN PATRICK
    Wed, Aug 27, 2008
    The New Straits Times



    PETALING JAYA, MALAYSIA: From today, those with pirated copies of the Windows XP Professional operating system in their computers that are Internet-capable could find their screens going black and the icons vanishing as Microsoft Corp gets tough.

    There are 8.6 million users of Windows XP Pro in Malaysia and about three million are expected to suffer the "blackouts", according to Microsoft Malaysia.

    To continue working, users will need to reset the machine's desktop background. All will return to normal, but only for 60 minutes before another blackout occurs.

    The only "cure" is to get a licensed copy of the operating system from a Microsoft reseller or going online at www.microsoft. com/malaysia/genuine. Each licence costs RM580.

    The initiative is part of Microsoft's anti-piracy campaign, dubbed Windows Genuine Advantage, aimed at educating users on the benefits of using genuine software, Microsoft Malaysia client business group director K.T. Ng told The Star yesterday.
     
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    Why do these people have to use pirate windows? My windows 2000, XP and Vista are all free. They come pre-installed with the PC or notebook that I have. Of course, by now I've dump the Windows 2000 machine. :D :D
     
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    It's a question of afforadability lah ;)..the same goes for pirated games, movies etc. :p
     
  4. Big Sexy

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    Siao wan.. how could they charge so much for a product they dont give support on anymore???

    but Ms...no worries... there are alot of 'people' better than those in microsoft
    it wont be long before u see the 'No Blackout' version.. Then Acer3939 can use his PC again..:D :D

     
  5. Microsoft

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    Maybe they dun buy frm Dell/HP... but some local PC maker... Remember Datamini/Sherry/Cubic last time... Can request wat sw u 1 foc...:D:D


    Quite true... Vista Ultimate cost a bomb if u diy ur comp... Gamers... boh pian... DIY all the way...:D:D


    Heard Acer jus bought a dis baby siak kian hiand frm CIA wor...:D:p

    [​IMG]
     
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    Nothing will happen if the user of pirated software not update the system. So better get original for price about RM250~RM300 for home edition.
    MS will not fine them. Because no point of suing each user for few hundred $ will take more time and cost. So the best solution when the pirated user update the system the whole system going down.
     
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    Switch to Linux, you won't look back! And its FREE open source!
     

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