Those that can afford to buy software generally do pay for it, but I have found the hard way that it isnít always worth it, and this is becoming truer as time goes on thanks to poorly implemented DRM (Digital Rights Management).
When Microsoft released Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit it was rather pricey, but I still went out and purchased two copies right away - one for me and one for testing. Although I have paid for the software Iím extremely tempted to avoid the genuine activation and simply crack it. But why would I do such a thing for software that I have paid good money for? Well, itís simple. Because of the large number of people that pirate Windows, Microsoft has felt compelled to punish the suckers that actually buy it.
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