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I would guess that much of the piracy consists of people stealing a later version of the OS, when they would otherwise have simply lived with the older version. -- Ciao, Paul D. DeRocco Paul mailto:email@example.com > From: Moreno Polloni > > > > It's exceedingly unlikely that Microsoft actually "loses" all of those > > sales; in all likelihood, many (if not most) of those folks never > > would have bought it if they had to pay retail price. No doubt at > > least some of this is counterbalanced by the fact that it's hard > > enough to buy any system (much less a laptop) without also paying for > > Windows, even when the purchasor is simply going to wipe the disk as > > soon as possible. > > If you're talking application software, I'd agree. However, > everyone with a > computer needs an operating system, and this is by far the largest piracy > concern for Microsoft. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.