Published: Friday March 22, 2013 MYT 6:18:00 PM
Updated: Friday March 22, 2013 MYT 6:37:18 PM
Ministry to discuss preloading operating systems with computer manufacturers
By JOSEPH SIPALAN
PUTRAJAYA: The Domestic Trade, Consumerism and Cooperatives Ministry will arrange to meet with computer manufacturers soon to discuss the possibility of pre-loading all new computers with original operating systems (OS).
Enforcement director Mohd Roslan Mahayudin said the industry has faced a long-standing problem where certain retailers would install pirated software onto computers that are sold without pre-loaded OSs.
“When manufacturers sell empty' computers (without a pre-loaded OS), it exposes consumers to piracy as (unscrupulous) retailers will offer to install pirated software for their customers,” he said at a press conference at his office here Friday.