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.
Thread beginning with comment 249172
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: Reason for piracy
by csousa on Wed 20th Jun 2007 08:19 UTC 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

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[5]: Reason for piracy
by plague on Wed 20th Jun 2007 08:31 in reply to "RE[4]: Reason for piracy"
plague Member since:
2006-05-08

And about that supposed compatibility, Vista is seriously crippled in that area.
For example, DVD apps and burning apps (Nero comes to mind), did not work at all in the beginning and had to be patched in order to work. Too bad I hate the bloated Nero 7+ (where they included even the kitchen sink), since that's the only version that works now.

Same with 3DMark and PCMark.
Same with alot of software.

If software needs to be patched in order to work at all, then the operating system is _not_ compatible.

Hell, even virus makers were quicker to port their viruses than the antivirus makers were porting their antivirus apps.

Oh, and I work as a computer technician, building, configuring, installing, servicing computers for customers. So I've used Vista quite alot and I find it absolutely horrible and incredibly annoying (with all the UAE and DRM crap for example).

Edited 2007-06-20 08:37

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[6]: Reason for piracy
by CrazyDude0 on Wed 20th Jun 2007 08:40 in reply to "RE[5]: Reason for piracy"
CrazyDude0 Member since:
2005-07-10

I once installed Ubuntu on my girl-friend's computer. The first thing she wanted to do was run yahoo webcam and video chat with her friends.

That was the end of her ubuntu experience and start of vista experience.

I also installed Ubuntu on my laptop once and the power management (or lack of it) made my laptop too hot to handle. Eventually that was end of my ubuntu experience as well.

See there are annoying things with all the OS. But the way Microsoft has maintained compatibility while enhancing their OS is credible.

Linux is just so horrible when it comes to compatibility.

Reply Parent Score: 2