Longhorn pirated and sold in Asia

By Julio Franco
Dec 1, 2003
  1. Despite Microsoft's next generation OS, Longhorn, is still years away from reaching 'final' state, pirates in Asia are selling a very early build of the OS for just slightly more than a dollar:

    The Longhorn alpha is a pirated version of the edition distributed to programmers in October, and Reuters describes a Voleperson saying that installing the software on a PC as rather risky.
    The Longhorn OS, which according to chief software architect Bill Gates recently, will cost as much as it cost for the US to put a man on the moon, is unlikely to appear before 2005.
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