I think autocad was one of the early ones to realize that by getting
rid of the dongle and making their product easier to pirate their
market share would increase. microsoft was another. adobe was another.
some of those people who learned on pirated copies went out and got
jobs using those programs.
Well, yeah, I'll agree with that. I wasn't stealing Windows, and
theoretically had "nothing to fear" from all those measures, but I found
them a pill too bitter to swallow just on principle. Instead of XP, I
switched to Linux.
Unfortunately, Microsoft never noticed that they lost a customer. It felt
good anyway. Enough is enough.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
I keep trying to switch to Linux, but the software I need just isn't
out there. If the Linux community could come up with a one disk,
automatic install that would be as easy to install and configure as XP
they could give MS a run for their money. It really wouldn't take too
big a customer base to start seeing a lot of commercial software
ported to Linux.
I spent a lot of years making Unix, Linux, VMS, RSTS, NT4.0 systems
and networks function. Now I just need something that works without me
tying to remember all sorts of weird configuration stuff.
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