Software Piracy

01/10/2011

According to some sources, 2009 losses from software piracy exceeds $51 billion. Fucked up ain’t it? It seems that Jeff Raikes, a Microsoft executive, said that “If they’re going to pirate somebody, we want it to be us rather than somebody else.” Well, then you’d be proud that I pirate your software all the time. I’m one of your biggest fans. Fuck apple. Here are some of your software that I currently use on a regular basis. All pirated.

1) Windows 7 Ultimate -$299.99
2) Microsoft Office Professional 2010 – $499.99
3) Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate – $11,899.00
4) Microsoft Expression Studio 4 Ultimate – $599.00
5) Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition – Definitely above $20,000 I think
6) Few Microsoft games

I may have got the prices wrong. Why should I know them if I don’t have to? Anyway I think I have software worth more that 3 or 4 million rupees. Not bad, isn’t it?

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11 Responses to “Software Piracy”

  1. Heshan Says:

    Not bad at all. You should add Photoshop CS5, Quicktime, and Adobe Extended to your list. I don’t know how many programs I have that are pirated; there’s hardly a day that I don’t pirate something. Even my uninstaller program (Revo) is pirated. Let’s not get into movies; I got two external HD’s just to keep up with the volume.

  2. lefroy Says:

    Heshan,
    Actually I have Adobe Master Suite CS5, which I don’t use that much because I’m ‘graphically challenged’. And yeah the movies. I’ve set automatic updating on so the machine takes a long time to shutdown coz it has to configure those updates. So usually what I do is hybernating. I want to shutdown it before I go to sleep but often I can’t because I download movies at night.

    • Heshan Says:

      Haha, MasterSuite; nice going man. Make sure the updates are off for Adobe, or it’ll automatically detect that your products are bootleg.

      As far as downloading goes, I use Jdownloader + rapidshare. With a good broadband speed, JD can easily download 2G’s worth of stuff in 20 min. The downside is that you have to find working rapidshare links (filestube is good at this, in fact it does it for you), and a rapidshare account can be a bit pricey, depending on where you live. Torrent is pretty good too; it just takes a while sometimes.

      • lefroy Says:

        Heshan,
        Even my antivirus program is pirated. I’ve got Avast Antivirus Pro. What I’ve done is I’ve made virus definitions to update automatically, but disabled program updates. It’ll be quite effective at least for another year or two.

        Haven’t tried Jdownloader, but I’ll try it. Currently I use IDM. It can support 16 connections simultaneously. I could do 2Gb per 20mins I think, but only at night – 1 A.M. or 2 A.M.

        There’s a better way to download torrents. Try torrific.com. It doesn’t always work, but pretty fast when it does. done is I’ve made virus definitions to update automatically, but disabled program updates. It’ll be quite effective at least for another year or two.

        Haven’t tried Jdownloader, but I’ll try it. Currently I use IDM. It can connect to 16 servers simultaneously. I could do 2Gb per 20mins I think, but only at night -1 A.M. or 2 A.M.

        There’s a better way to download torrents. Try torrific.com. It doesn’t always work, but pretty fast when it does.

        • Heshan Says:

          The antvirus thing is overrated. Unless your laptop/PC is part of a network, its doubtful you’ll get a virus – assuming, of course, that you have enough sense to not open a random attachment, and that you’re not friends with a psycho hacker. I myself don’t have an AV program, since my laptop doesn’t leave the house. My main issue with AV’s is that they take up a lot of RAM – slows your system down – particularly crap like Norton/Symantec. Kaspersky actually works (I’ve tried it); but it detects everything, down to the fact that a lot of your software is bootleg. So if I was on a network, Kaspersky would be the 1 to go with; nothing comes close. I guess if you look at a lot of porn, a virus definition wouldn’t be a bad idea either; from past experience, it seems like a lot of viruses come from porn websites. Then again, you learn how to navigate these as well, so it becomes a non-issue.

          Torrents have improved quite a bit since they started out. Example: PirateBay is pretty fast assuming there’s enough leechers. I’ll be sure to try out torrific; thanks for the heads up.

          • lefroy Says:

            The thing is that a lot of people connect their pen drives to my laptop all the time. And I play a lot of cracked games too.

            Norton is pretty cool if you have a powerful computer. As far as I know they have the largest virus definition database there is. They update it rapidly as well.

            There’s no real difference between Kaspersky, Avast and NOD-32.

  3. Heshan Says:

    I should’ve said seeders, not leechers. One bad thing about torrents is that a company can use the trackers to find you…not sure exactly how that works, but I did get a letter once. Then again, since ur in SL, I doubt its an issue. With rapidshare, no one will ever find out what you downloaded.

    • lefroy Says:

      There are torrent clients that can hide your identity to a certain degree. In SL it’s a non issue of course.

      Btw, Jdownloader is definitely slower than IDM. IDM captures every link. J doesn’t.

  4. Mala Yaka Says:

    Ado Wal Bada, post your address also along with the software you are currently pirating! May be a picture of you too!

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