How Microsoft is Making Money out of Piracy

In the following video, Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, explains how Microsoft is turning piracy into money by letting people in under-developed countries use their software for “free”. Later, when these countries start to prosper, the users, who are now hooked on Microsoft’s technologies, will apparently pay for the products gladly.

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One Response to How Microsoft is Making Money out of Piracy

  1. After all that is how Microsoft displaced Word Perfect and Netware. Back in the early 90's Microsoft offered their OS to companies for free if they would replace the existing network technologies.

    Then once they had retrained their staff to use the Microsoft technoloies a few years later they began charging for it.