Why do people prefer piracy over FOSS?

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A question I seriously ponder quite constantly… why would someone prefer to use pirated copy of softwares instead of using free open source alternatives? Most of the people I know back home in Brazil have a hacked copy of Windows. Why use it if you won’t pay for it? I see people all excited about getting their hacked Photoshop just to use it to crop images, resize them, or at most do some basic image editing.

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Install and setup Ubuntu Eee 8.04

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I’m glad to report back saying the attempt to install the Ubuntu Eee 8.04 was a success. Now my Eee 4G is quite a sexy machine. I’ll detail for you the steps involved in the whole installation and tweaks. 1) Install Head over to the Ubuntu Eee Download and Install page to get the first part done. The steps listed there are pretty easy to do: download the ISO, place it on a USB drive, boot your Eee, and install.

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A tour of Empathy IM client

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[Linux – Gnome Only] Listed on the roadmap to Gnome 2.24 is the integration with Empathy, a multi-protocol IM client. This integration could be a sign of a replacement for Pidgin and Ekiga with one single SIP and multi-protocol IM application. For this article I tested Empathy to see how it works and if it is better or worse then Pidgin (currently my favorite IM client). Installation: I searched through Synaptic and was able to find Empathy and Telepathy so I installed from there.

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No more Windows XP, will you go with Vista?

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Microsoft being smart again saw that Vista wasn’t being very accepted, decided to force people to have no other option. After July 1st, computers can no longer be sold with Windows XP (there are exceptions to the rules such as computer with low specs). If you bought a computer today would you get it with Windows Vista like Bill wants you to? By the way, Microsoft is planning to release a new OS next year.

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