Regional restrictions on hardware and software availability is something that bothers me.
Said Gabe Newell, “We think there is a fundamental misconception about piracy. Piracy is almost always a service problem and not a pricing problem. If a pirate offers a product anywhere in the world, 24 x 7, purchasable from the convenience of your personal computer, and the legal provider says the product is region-locked, will come to your country 3 months after the US release, and can only be purchased at a brick and mortar store, then the pirate’s service is more valuable.”
Microsoft hasn’t caught on with regards to Windows 8, it seems.
Just a couple of days ago I wrote about my decision of taking Ubuntu as my primary operating system for all my computing needs. However, Windows isn’t something that I can throw off. Especially as long as I’ve got jobs to do. For one example, I work as a technical support assistant at a company and they need me to respond to customer supports as well as write documentations, tutorials and research-specific tasks. One might think that all these can be easily done on a Linux machine. True, but my employer needs me to use a specific application for taking screenshots which isn’t available for Linux. He pays me; so I gotta listen to what he says, right?
So, I decided to buy Windows 8 while this deal is on. I’m running a pirated copy of Windows 7 and a Google search revealed that pirated copy users can actually upgrade…
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