Microsoft settles out of court with Dubai pirate retailer

Microsoft settles out of court with Dubai pirate retailer

Microsoft Gulf has reached an out-of-court settlement with a Storm Computers, a Dubai retailer caught selling pirated copies of its software.

Illegal copies of Microsoft Windows and Office were seized by authorities in a recent raid on a store in the Al Khaleej Centre in Bur Dubai, Microsoft said in a statement.

The out-of-court agreement, which also included an undisclosed sum for damages, stipulates that the reseller will refrain from distributing any pirated Microsoft software in the future, Arabian Business reported.


I wonder why vendors incline towards piracy and not shift to open source software.


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One Response to Microsoft settles out of court with Dubai pirate retailer

  1. Caregiver Jobs May 19, 2010 at 5:04 am #

    consumer demand and whether people like it or not, windows software is easier to use than most open source programs. also, we innately use the windows gui, for example double clicking.

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