A Big Windows Cleanup In Asia

China is discovering that it pays off to sell PCs that contain legitimate Microsoft software

Dou Simin is ready to go straight. The 26-year-old engineer owns a PC with a bootlegged copy of Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT) Windows operating system. But now he's considering replacing it with a new machine loaded with the genuine article. "I support using legitimate software," Dou says as he looks over the computers on display at Buynow, a bustling four-story electronics mall in Shanghai. Scanning a flyer from Microsoft, he allows that legal software "has great compatibility and stability."

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