Re: Linux: A Solution to Piracy?
Like arvster, shortly after I went to college, my computer software was near 100% pirated. It started out as necessity, when XP Home self destructed and I needed XP Pro to replace it (or rather XP Pro was available in the dorm).
After getting XP Pro on there, it was Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, MS Office, and a host of others. I can't say that my computer is 0% pirated now though, as I keep an image backup of my windows programs (again out of necessity ) making it easier to restore than to install their open counterparts. Of course, most of those applications are now covered by my main (Ubuntu) OS, so they are just taking up space.
The only thing I still use XP for is a couple of games (on occasion) and winscp (my school requires it for connecting, and I haven't been able to set up a counterpart). I think I will keep XP around, it's a good OS (*ducks*), and it will keep me sharp on windows stuff should I need it in future careers.
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