china buying software

Douglas Pollard dougpol1 at
Wed Jan 19 16:31:37 UTC 2011

Watched C-span this morning. Some there are saying that China will now 
enforce  copyright laws more.  This person seemed to think they will be 
buying more software from the US and influence our balance of 
payments..   IF they do enforce the software copy right laws which I 
don't think they will do. Why would any chinese person buy Microsoft 
products when they can simply use Linux.  Seems to me like this is a 
great way to increase linux's share of world use. If they are using 
Microsoft it's likely because it is free.  Companies that are dealing 
directly with the US may want to use Microsoft so files sent to the US 
will look more familiar here but they are likely way in the minority.

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