Demand for pirated Windows has sharply increased in Russia


Over the past 90 days, the number of requests to Google related to ways to activate Windows 10 has increased by 80-250%, depending on the wording, according to data from the Google Trends service. This is reported by Kommersant.

Also, one of the fastest growing requests since the beginning of the month was the free download of Excel – demand increased by 650%. Over the past week, the Internet has become 47 times more likely than before to search for Windows 10 Media Creation Tool.

It is noted that Russian citizens faced the problem of downloading the official Windows from Microsoft’s website at the end of June.

At the same time, against the background of Microsoft’s withdrawal from the Russian market, the demand for domestic operating systems built on Linux has increased.

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