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Microsoft to make life harder for Vista pirates
Microsoft has been hit with over optimistic sales forecasts recently. Although Microsoft had felt that they would make the target they didnt realise how much Piracy ws actually going on in countries like China, India, Brazil and Russia.

With Vista, Microsoft has made it harder for pirates with additions to its Windows Geniune Advantage software.

Steve Ballmer of Microsoft has recently said:

"We have new technologies built into Windows Vista, something we call Windows Genuine Advantage [that] we've really dialled up in capabilities with the Vista release," he says. "I do think that will bring some revenue growth. We will have strong growth in the Windows business in emerging markets: China, India, Brazil, Russia and many others. Those markets are very high piracy."

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