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Microsoft lets 1,000 blackouts bloom, Chinese users upset
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Thursday, 23 October 2008 12:42

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. The software giant recently began issuing an update that changes users' desktop backgrounds to a black wallpaper with a reminder to switch to a legal copy of Windows as part of the Windows Office Genuine Advantage program. Now, Chinese users in particular are getting up in arms over the tactic, saying that Microsoft is violating their rights and isn't thinking of its users.

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