Microsoft anti-piracy effort rankles Chinese users

10/23/2008 | Wall Street Journal, The · Reuters

Computer users in China are taking umbrage at an anti-piracy effort by Microsoft that runs a test to validate the license of the Windows XP operating system. The "Windows Genuine Advantage" program converts a user's desktop wallpaper to basic black, and transmits messages urging users to switch to a licensed copy of Windows.

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