Microsoft "Windows Vista piracy rate is half that of Windows XP"

Microsoft said Monday that it's seeing piracy rates for Windows Vista that are half those of Windows XP. Now cyncial me wanted to write this up as "even pirates prefer XP two to one over Vista," but that wouldn't be fair. In reality, the decline in piracy rates is largely due to the fact that […]

Microsoft said Monday that it's seeing piracy rates for Windows Vista that are half those of Windows XP.

Now cyncial me wanted to write this up as "even pirates prefer XP two to one over Vista," but that wouldn't be fair. In reality, the decline in piracy rates is largely due to the fact that Vista is much tougher to fake than XP.

"Piracy rates are lower because it's harder," Microsoft Vice President Mike Sievert said in an interview Monday.

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Piracy, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Anti-piracy, Microsoft