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Romania ‘built our country on pirated Windows’

ROMANIAN PRESIDENT Traian Basescu told Microsoft’s Supreme Vole, William Gates III that his country’s IT industry would be nothing if it was not for pirated Windows software.

Basescu met Gates at the opening of a global technical centre in Bucharest.

According to Reuters, Basescu said, during a joint news conference with Gates, that piracy helped the younger generation discover computers. It set off the development of the IT industry in Romania.

It also helped Romanians improve their creative capacity in the IT industry, which has become famous around the world. He claimed that all this piracy “ten years ago” was an investment in Romania’s friendship with Microsoft and with Bill Gates.

abel — February 5, 2007 @ 1:58 pm

Life’s sour-cherry flavoured sense of humor always turns its tiny sour-cherry flavoured smile on emperors.

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