Never mind that Microsoft probably derives far more benefit from piracy than it loses in the bargain, Microsoft is now trumpeting that it has recovered $900 million in pirated and counterfeit copies of its software. Hurray! Now maybe those people will use a Mac or Linux. :-)
Let's be honest. That is one of the primary reasons Windows continues to flourish: because of the piracy in developing nations that lays the foundation for Microsoft to sell into. It's a bastardized version of the dual-license open-source model.
Still, Microsoft is almost certainly heavily inflating the numbers on how much … Read more