Even as Microsoft's long anticipated operating system, Windows Vista, was launched for home users around the world yesterday, Chinese software pirates were hawking copies on the streets, AFP reported. Counterfeit copies were being sold for US$1.30 each, complete with Microsoft Office and anti-virus software, on the same day of the launch. The pirated Vista was labeled "the official version of the new generation operating system" and came with an identification code to download the software. Sellers said pirated copies of Vista had been available for several weeks before the launch.
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