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13 Feb 2010   #81
monkeys breath

windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I wonder where this 1% figure comes from. BSA (Business Software Alliance) piracy rate statistics shows it's a lot more:

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Kari

bsa says it all it is a business that cants info in a business favor.


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13 Feb 2010   #82
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
How would there be no way to get it?

How did you afford a computer if you can't afford an OS to run on it?

If I couldn't afford to buy photoshop I'd buy Photoshop Elemets, if I couldn't afford that I'd use GIMP. If I couldn't afford Windows, I'd use Linux.

There is NO EXCUSE for pirating. It's just "Gimmie Gimmie, mine mine, everything not nailed down deserves to me mine". I wouldn'd half mind if people that pirate would just ADMIT that they were doing wrong, but trying to justify it is generally pretty childish and lame.

I particularly disllike pirates because it's THEIR FAULT that *I* have to put up with hokey and broken anti-pirate mechanisms
Hear! Hear! Very well stated.
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13 Feb 2010   #83
omegatron

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I wonder where this 1% figure comes from.
I agree. Microsoft is putting in way to much time, money, and effort for it to be that low a percentage number...
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13 Feb 2010   #84
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Strange that we'd be seeing this arrive already. I would've thought that it might've been implemented in SP1, much like it was for Vista.
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13 Feb 2010   #85
DarkPhoenix

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pezzonovante View Post

Why are they trying to emulate Windows XP? XP is a fugly and almost unusable OS. I would be interested only if they start to develop a clone of Windows 7.
They are trying to emulate the features most Windows users are comfortable with.. I reinstalled it last night through a virtual machine, and it looks really nice for a free os that works with windows apps and drivers. It's GUI design is to make it functional for windows users. If you know Windows, there will be no or very little learning curve. That's the idea.

There are tons of people who still find XP the best choice of OS for running everyday apps and business apps. Many businesses will not switch to vista or win 7 yet because everything works well with XP and they already have the business tools in place.. switching would require lots of time money and slow down production. In this tight economy, many business will only do this if there is really a need. XP is very far from being obsolete. And many gamers swear by it despite the advances in Direct X 10 and 11 technology for being the fastest most stable gaming platform, as there are not so many games that take good advantage of the 10 and 11 direct X.
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13 Feb 2010   #86
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by omegatron View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I wonder where this 1% figure comes from.
I agree. Microsoft is putting in way to much time, money, and effort for it to be that low a percentage number...
It's likely not as low as it sounds. Let's say 3 billion computers worldwide are using Windows. If 1% of those are using pirated copies, that's still 30 million computers.
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13 Feb 2010   #87
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Has anyone counted my pirated copy of linux?
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13 Feb 2010   #88
DarkPhoenix

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
How would there be no way to get it?

How did you afford a computer if you can't afford an OS to run on it?

I particularly disllike pirates because it's THEIR FAULT that *I* have to put up with hokey and broken anti-pirate mechanisms
Hear! Hear! Very well stated.
Many people these days get computers second hand dirt cheap or free when someone they know upgrades. It is common to be able to get what was a $1000.00 computer a few years ago for only $200.00 bucks.

I know people who get used but working parts from computer stores for free because they acquire so much stuff, they cannot keep it, so they either sell it dirt cheap or throw it away. These people make whole systems from these free parts. You can get any component needed for free this way.

While I agree there is no excuse for piracy, I have another take on the DRM -anti-pirate mechanisms issue. I belive many companies use the piracy issue as an excuse to get away with forcing a control scheme on the user that would make them dependent on buying more from the company.

As a gamer, I see this all the time. With many games you cannot install them more than a few times in a computer. Once you go over that limit, the company wants you to purchase another license - to use the same software you've already purchased! And while it is not established in stone that piracy really hurts the targeted sales of the company, the company itself through these tactics becomes worse than the pirates. It is highway robbery anyway you look at it. The difference is one is legal and the other is not.
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13 Feb 2010   #89
monkeys breath

windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkPhoenix View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
How would there be no way to get it?

How did you afford a computer if you can't afford an OS to run on it?

I particularly disllike pirates because it's THEIR FAULT that *I* have to put up with hokey and broken anti-pirate mechanisms
Hear! Hear! Very well stated.
Many people these days get computers second hand dirt cheap or free when someone they know upgrades. It is common to be able to get what was a $1000.00 computer a few years ago for only $200.00 bucks.

I know people who get used but working parts from computer stores for free because they acquire so much stuff, they cannot keep it, so they either sell it dirt cheap or throw it away. These people make whole systems from these free parts. You can get any component needed for free this way.

While I agree there is no excuse for piracy, I have another take on the DRM -anti-pirate mechanisms issue. I belive many companies use the piracy issue as an excuse to get away with forcing a control scheme on the user that would make them dependent on buying more from the company.

As a gamer, I see this all the time. With many games you cannot install them more than a few times in a computer. Once you go over that limit, the company wants you to purchase another license - to use the same software you've already purchased! And while it is not established in stone that piracy really hurts the targeted sales of the company, the company itself through these tactics becomes worse than the pirates. It is highway robbery anyway you look at it. The difference is one is legal and the other is not.
i have never found a software manufacture that once pushed does not fix it so you can reinstall without having to buy a new license. the only scheme is that keeping piracy in the media is cheap advertising for the software manufactures, music industry, and movie industry. as for anyone knowing how much is really pirated, NOT. it could be anywhere from 1% to 99%. the claims that they can figure it out is pure BS.
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13 Feb 2010   #90
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
It is exactly as low as it sounds, and it has nothing to do with truth.

Worldwide average is around 35%, and that's why it is a big problem: about one third of all installed PC software is pirated, not legal.

Kari
I can believe 35% for various software that runs on Windows, but that seems like a high percentage for the operating system itself.
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