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Pay for Software

Who pays for their software

  • Yes all the time.

    Votes: 5 20.0%
  • somtimes

    Votes: 12 48.0%
  • never

    Votes: 4 16.0%
  • only games

    Votes: 4 16.0%

  • Total voters
    25
#1
I was just wondering who pays for their software. With all the P2P programs, cracks and serials, oh yah and work. Just intersted in who pays for their software?
 

gonaads

Beware the G-Man
Political User
#4
Only problem with the poll is it doesn't have an option for people that get their software free for developement purposes. Nor does it have anything for the ones that get their software as a work or school thing. And a few other ways that are quite legit and for free.



So this really is a moot point.
 
#5
gonaads said:
Only problem with the poll is it doesn't have an option for people that get their software free for developement purposes. Nor does it have anything for the ones that get their software as a work or school thing. And a few other ways that are quite legit and for free.



So this really is a moot point.
Yes and no. I see the question being more of a moral question. Do you pay for your software when you need to pay for it minus dev/ed/work situations. There will always be exceptions but the above exceptions you listed are not illegal use of software if you happen to follow the licensing agreements of [some] software.
 

j79zlr

Glaanies script monkey
Political User
#6
or the people who use open source free alternative software, a.k.a. good software, or better software ;) :p
 

Henyman

Secret Goat Fetish
Political User
#7
errrrrrm the software thar came with my laptop is paid for........all my outher progs "think" they've been paid for *cough*
 
#10
I sometimes pay in that most of the software that I use now it opensource and rarely do I come across actual commercial software performs a function a piece of opensource software cant do for me, but when I do, then I will buy it
 

Electronic Punk

willalwaysbewithyou
Staff member
Political User
#11
Software from the web I have paid for recently:

Winamp5, Getright, FlashFXP, DVDRegion-Free, Recoverer2000, vBulletin3!, jIRC, Virtuanews, Norton Antivirus 2004 Pro, Zoom Player Pro, Condition Zero

Can't remember any more :)
 

vern

Dominus
Political User
#12
With the software I get through school and through work, what I pay for is very minimal compared to retail sales of the software. Add in the fact that I use a lot of freeware and open-source software ... I can say that I pay close to nothing for legit software that I use personally and for work. Games are almost always the only types of software that I pay full price on.
 
L

Lee

Guest
#13
I really think though, on this subject of software, that all software should be fully functional for 90 days, then you register/buy etc.
 

dreamliner77

The Analog Kid
#16
I have a theory. Basically that all the companies like Macromedia, Adobe, etc, expect piracy to a certain extent. First of all, If they are charging so much $ for the software, they've gotta know that someone that just wants to check it out or learn it to see if it really does what they want it to is not gonna pay with their first born child. Another thing everyone always forgets about is that the companies do see an upside to piracy. 1) they get more people using the software and 2) they get a tax write-off for their estimated loss to piracy. Trust me, MS loves this.
 

gonaads

Beware the G-Man
Political User
#17
Now what if ya get a used computer for free or you happen to get one that someone is going to throw out? Don't look funny at me, It has happened. People that don't know much about their computers do sometimes throw them out when they have money. I got two (2) of them this way. They're dead now though.

Anyway if you get a functioning computer in this fashion and it has a few proggies loaded on the HDD and say they still can be upgraded for free. Does the License transfer to the person that has found these computers? And does the downloading and updating of said software a legit thing? Also the OS on the computer... say it was shop built and it has the product key sticker on the chassis. Does this constitute a legit ownership of the OS on the computer to the person that has it now?
 

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