Sunday, October 02, 2005

Windows Starter version for India for 1000 rupees

If Microsoft is serious about this announcement and if it is successful, it could be a great thing for Microsoft, but also a big win for intellectual property.

While music is copied in India, large-scale piracy has been largely held in check by low cost audio cassettes and CDs produced by companies like T-Series. Piracy of books has been limited by the India-specific versions from various publishers.

Rs. 1000 is a good price for a computer Operating System. Microsoft does give $25 worth of value. Provide quality at an affordable priceand your product won't get pirated. No need for courts or law enforcement to get involved either.

Will Big Pharma be equally smart in India?

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