Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 19th Jun 2007 22:05 UTC
In the News Pocket Informant is one of the most successful PDA applications ever. However, it has not been immune to software piracy. The CEO of WebIS posted an open letter explaining how software piracy is hurting the industry, but also the consumer too and especially small software houses like his.
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RE[2]: Reason for piracy
by csousa on Wed 20th Jun 2007 07:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Reason for piracy"
csousa
Member since:
2006-02-04

I think you are wrong: Let's face Microsoft Windows - 20 years of development give us Vista (a piece of crap with errors and bad code along the way) with lots of engineers and money, and there is FreeBSD (for example) with a few engineers and pratical no money - and a better code.
Anyway the quality of the product (software) is not about the efforts you put in them - You can invest your live in making one product the result in 0 (zero!)

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RE[3]: Reason for piracy
by Eugenia on Wed 20th Jun 2007 07:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Reason for piracy"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

This is a matter of debate. Vista is not crap. It is a very complex code that tries to keep compatibility. FreeBSD and Linux break compatibility in various levels all the time. So, before you say that Vista is crap, do your homework as to what it is entails to develop Vista.

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RE[4]: Reason for piracy
by csousa on Wed 20th Jun 2007 08:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Reason for piracy"
csousa Member since:
2006-02-04

What do you think if you buy a new car that break in every trip you make ? You think "Oh no my car is good...it breaks only because it tries to keep compatibility with the roads and drivers of all world!".

When Mr Gates sell me Windows Vista and say "You can work with AutoCAD 2006 in it, sure you can!!!" and in one day I have 5 reboots to face errors I can reply "You sell me a crap, give my money back".I don't what one operating system that "tries to keep compatibility" with the world - this is naif, and you know it

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RE[4]: Reason for piracy
by Soulbender on Wed 20th Jun 2007 09:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Reason for piracy"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"Vista is not crap. It is a very complex code that tries to keep compatibility."

The fact that it's complex code that tries to maintain compatibility does not mean it's not crap. It could even be exactly why it's crap.

"FreeBSD and Linux break compatibility in various levels all the time"

Windows also breaks compatibility from time to time. In fact, every OS does.

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RE[3]: Reason for piracy
by Gryzor on Wed 20th Jun 2007 10:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Reason for piracy"
Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03

I think that I will mod you down (and everybody below this thread) because wether vista is crap or FreeBSD has better code, has got nothing to do with The WebIS Open Letter to 'Warez' Sites.

Go and discuss how beautiful your FreeBSD code is somewhere else. Thank you.

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RE[4]: Reason for piracy
by csousa on Wed 20th Jun 2007 13:12 in reply to "RE[3]: Reason for piracy"
csousa Member since:
2006-02-04

like the majority of "osnews thinkers" you "shoot" before you read all thread, because if you read you find out that others start this "off topic" discussion, then go away and mod down all comments "off topic" that you don't agree.

P.S.
Your average score (1.35) is not a great deal (above mine)

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