Longhorn for Sale in Malaysia

By Deane Barker on December 1, 2003

Asian Pirates Sell Microsoft’s Next Windows System: Longhorn is in the wild in Asia already.

Underscoring the scale of U.S. companies’ copyright problems in Asia, CDs containing software Microsoft has code named “Longhorn” are on sale for six ringgit ($1.58) in southern Malaysia. Microsoft’s current version of Windows, XP, sells for upwards of $100 in the United States.

The software is an early version of Longhorn demonstrated and distributed at a conference for Microsoft programmers in Los Angeles in October…