Four people have been jailed in China for ripping off Windows XP, according to Reuters. The four software pirates distributed a version of the Microsoft's Windows XP operating system called bootleg "Tomato Garden".
Hong Lei, who hacked XP to produce "Tomato Garden Windows XP" software, was jailed for three and a half years on Thursday by a court in Suzhou in eastern China, Xinhua reported, citing local media.
According to Chinese news agency Xinhua Lei crippled the program's authentication and certification code, allowing anyone to copy and distribute it.
Users could download the hacked Windows XP from tomatolei.com, which has now been taken down. Xinhau said Lei generated revenue from advertisements on the site,