Do u use pirated software

@xionous (440)
Belgium
January 13, 2007 7:13am CST
do u use pirated software or do u want to? give ur honest opinion. what do u think is the difference of pirated software and original software?
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@jricbt (1455)
• Brazil
1 Feb 07
No, I don't. I use original windows xp and free software to supply my needs. If I need an original software I buy it.
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• India
1 Feb 07
how much u spend so far?
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@xionous (440)
• Belgium
2 Feb 07
wow too good to be true. so you have been spending a good amount of money on softwares. do u wish to buy windows vista?
@jricbt (1455)
• Brazil
2 Feb 07
Answering both comments. 1) I will assume that you are asking how much I spend the last year. About $1800 in software. This was for windows XP and some other few things I bought on the net (scripts most of them) for my sites. See, I use open-source software, this lows my costs a lot. 2) Why too good to be true? Because you canĀ“t? Please don't take yourself as parameter to measure others, we , humans do it all the time and it is bad. I like to play by the rules. I may not like them, but I must respect them. If I were the one wro wrote a software I would not like to see someone using it without paying for it. For this reason (and the fact that it is against the law the use of pirated software, at least where I live) I pay for what I have, if I do not have how to buy a software that I want I will either look for a opensource alternative or work more, and earn the money to buy it. Simple as that.
• India
30 Jan 07
Yes I do, its very hard to buy a software in the market even acrobat reader. Well we are not able to access all feature if it is a pirated version and it may cause system to hangup some times
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@xionous (440)
• Belgium
30 Jan 07
ya its really costly to buy original software. but i doubt about the lack of features. i seem to never have problem with pirated softwares besides they are a little bit unstable but i never faced any problems which hangs my computer. i do reinstall them often on
@4rC_4nG3L (132)
13 Jan 07
I use pirated software.. theres no difference between pirated and original exept the legal issues.. but some people (like myself) cant afford $499 for something like photoshop..
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