View Poll Results: Did you pirate Windows?

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Thread: How many of you pirated Windows?

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    How many of you pirated Windows?

    Just an idle thought... how many of you pirated Windows? I know I did.

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    Post Re: How many of you pirated Windows?

    I bought it the first time. I replaced Vista with XP on my newest PC and hacked the activation. This thread will probably be pulled anyway.

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    Re: How many of you pirated Windows?

    It's common practice around here unfortunately. I did it to see if I like it (if it's usable) when I was in high-school, then my dad bought a copy of XP. I can't afford Vista so I downloaded a student version from my faculty, even though I could have "borrowed" a pirated copy from my room-mate. Didn't like it, stuck with Linux (This way I'm free and legal - and my computer can show off its full potential).
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    Re: How many of you pirated Windows?

    Is Microsoft even worth taking the time to hack?

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    Re: How many of you pirated Windows?

    Of all the things, I own a legit copy of Windows.
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    Re: How many of you pirated Windows?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~LoKe View Post
    Of all the things, I own a legit copy of Windows.
    You mean license. Even if you pay all that cash, you don't own it.

    As as a moderator caution, talking about numbers is alright, but don't link to or condone the breaking of software licenses.

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    Re: How many of you pirated Windows?

    Well honestly somewhere buried in my "cable drawer" I have a copy of xp what was coming with my laptop once, but hacked versions worked better so it got changed very quickly and never been used again.)

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    Re: How many of you pirated Windows?

    I always build my computers from scratch. Until I converted to Linux, I just factored in $80-$150 for the OS. Now, I can build a comfortable computer for under $300.
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    Re: How many of you pirated Windows?

    yeap
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    Re: How many of you pirated Windows?

    My signature is perfect for this thread

    Tell you the truth, I have legal and "not so legal" copies of Windows, but now I've discovered Linux I doubt I'll be needing them anymore. A sobering thought about pirate versions of Windows is that MS wins twice over, because their user base increases and the alternatives don't even get a look-in or consideration.
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