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Windows 95 map upsets India

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Microsoft's Windows 95, slated for worldwide release Aug. 24, may break several weeks late in India because a map of the country in the software leaves out northern state Jammu/Kashmir, claimed by both India and Pakistan since 1947. The state is missing when users set the program's clock, which displays a map of the country's time zones. Indian customs frequently confiscates foreign publications with similar maps, but while they can stamp the offending page with notices, they cannot modify software and have recently destroyed offending disks and CD-ROMs. Windows 95's map of South America also obliterates the border between Peru and Ecuador.

Copyright August 1995 Crain Communications Inc.

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