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I use Windows 7
by Phucked on Mon 24th Oct 2011 02:07 UTC
Phucked
Member since:
2008-09-24

It's actions like this that makes me feel good that I pirated my copy of Windows 7 off of The Pirate Bay. And any Microsoft app that I want I will not think twice about pirating it.

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RE: I use Windows 7
by stabbyjones on Mon 24th Oct 2011 03:29 in reply to "I use Windows 7"
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

It's actions like this that makes me feel good that I pirated my copy of Windows 7 off of The Pirate Bay. And any Microsoft app that I want I will not think twice about pirating it.


That's not really something to be proud of. They'll get you eventually.

http://articles.latimes.com/2006/apr/09/business/fi-micropiracy9

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RE: I use Windows 7
by r_a_trip on Mon 24th Oct 2011 10:38 in reply to "I use Windows 7"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

It's actions like this that makes me feel good that I pirated my copy of Windows 7 off of The Pirate Bay.

You might think you are harming MS with not paying for a license to Windows 7, but that license is peanuts for MS. They sell these as low as $ 50.00 to OEMS. Meanwhile you are supporting the Microsoft Empire by being an MS user.

You use MS Windows. This means you are buying PC hardware that is Windows compatible, which makes manufacturers and OEM's more likely to put more effort in MS compatible hardware, because that is what you are willing to pay for.

If you buy (however cheaply) some Windows compatible software, you are making Windows attractive for developers to develop for.

If you read articles on Windows (wether bought in a magazine or read online), you create a market for Windows material.

Even if you don't ever buy stuff (only download) for Windows, you still count as part of the installed base. Continued use of MS ware implictly signifies that you endorse what they are doing.

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RE: I use Windows 7
by Laurence on Mon 24th Oct 2011 11:53 in reply to "I use Windows 7"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

It's actions like this that makes me feel good that I pirated my copy of Windows 7 off of The Pirate Bay. And any Microsoft app that I want I will not think twice about pirating it.


So you are basically saying you're proud of breaking the law?
Or was your point that you are proud to still be using MS products in spite of your opinion of them?

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RE[2]: I use Windows 7
by David on Mon 24th Oct 2011 18:00 in reply to "RE: I use Windows 7"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

Why is it that "saying you're proud of breaking the law" is supposed to be some kind of automatic put-down? All sorts of normally-upstanding people are proud of breaking the law under certain circumstances, because there are a thousand laws that you can break every day, and some of them are silly and some are immoral, and others just make you feel a little invigorated when you break them, such as speeding in your car. Protestors are proud to be arrested for trespassing. My sons are proud when they ride their bikes fast enough down our hill that the automatic speed sign tells them they're riding fast enough to be technically breaking the law by going more than 25mph. Maybe it's misguided to feel a sense of accomplishment for breaking a Microsoft licensing agreement, but it's not like taunting the dead body of a member of a rival gang.

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