The attitudes about stealing software are amazing - do you have an opinion?
Hello, Well, it appears that Micro$oft has figured out your dilemma... and offers great student discounts to Office. But if you are a company upgrading Office, the costs are huge. I love the idea of Open Source software, such as OpenOffice. I use that whenever I can. But I aso … Read More
If you can't afford the price, use a cheaper alternative... There's PSP, Gimp, etc. etc. Theft is theft also if it's "because I need it and can't afford it". Read More
[quote]I don't get it. They sue people for downloading songs which cost 1$ a piece, but there is server software on P2P networks worth 6-10,000$.[/quote] They also get sued but that doesn't make the media. After all, it's not the Big Bad Music Industry going after the innocent little schoolkids... … Read More
[QUOTE=jwenting]Realworld example: We have 5 people working fulltime for 2 years creating an application. On average those people make about €35000 a year, which in our country means they cost the company about €80000 a year EACH. So we have an investment in that product of €800.000 just for development. … Read More
[QUOTE=Catweazle]Word gets thrown in for free because MS can afford to throw it in. Doesn't cost them a thing to do so, and they're hoping people will use the eligibility they gain to purchase an Upgrade Edition of Office![/QUOTE]Absolutely correct! And a great marketing idea! [QUOTE=Catweazle]Where's that leave the poor … Read More