Mexican Street Vendors Offer Illegal Copies of Vista

Days after a beaming Bill Gates unveiled his much-vaunted Windows Vista software at a retail price of $400 for the premium version, Latin American street vendors are hawking pirate copies for under $10. At a sidewalk stall in Mexico City's grimy historic center, vendor Jose Luis offloaded cut-price copies of the software that cost Microsoft Corp. $6 billion to bring to market.

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