In a not too surprising turn of events, Microsoft 7 has been “released” early to the Chinese market. The New York Times reports that a week before the official Windows OS release date, electronics markets all across Shanghai are bursting with copies of the new software for around just 20RMB, not to mention that the software has been available on Taobao for weeks already. Microsoft has already lowered the price for their software to reflect Chinese wallets, but at 399RMB, its still 20 times more expensive than its pirated counterpart. While we’ll be good kids and buy the real version, we bet locals will have a hard time justifying 399 yuan versus 20 yuan when it’s practically the same thing. That’s like a different of 379 baozi!