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hwang
03-01-2006, 07:34 AM
Do you use any of these:
- Cracks
- Serials
- Keygens
for saving money and not buying a software??

You know, prices sometimes are so expensive, and many of us aren't rich.
Would you use or do you use them??

My answer, yes, sometimes. Generally I don't need lots of softwares, and the trial versions really help you to decide not buying a software.
Sometimes them are enough for making something you need to.

gunslinger
07-15-2007, 10:36 PM
let me put it this way, i love bittorrent and there are very few programs out there that i think are worth paying for ( some of the ones that are: Acronis, Kaspersky, and your uninstaller) some of the best programs out there are free.

Mac
07-16-2007, 12:09 AM
No need. The best software is open source anyway ;)

focuz
07-18-2007, 03:34 PM
I will only to test out the program. Like if a client is having an issue with adobe, I'm definitely not going to buy the software as I will never use it. Just need to have it on hand so that I know how to use it, and only if my trial has expired.

Programs I use on my personal machine I like to pay for just to stay legal.

gunslinger
07-18-2007, 05:23 PM
I will only to test out the program. Like if a client is having an issue with adobe, I'm definitely not going to buy the software as I will never use it. Just need to have it on hand so that I know how to use it, and only if my trial has expired.

Programs I use on my personal machine I like to pay for just to stay legal.

good answer....lol on my personal machine its mostly freeware ( microsoft virtual pc, avg, spybot, ad-aware, foxit reader, 7-zip ect.) all free and all better than the paid for counterparts. :)

Bryce W
07-18-2007, 09:04 PM
I dont think anyone is going to admit running any dodgy software even if they do. As others have said, there are free alternatives that are just as good if not better.

Even if some techies here do run any pirate software, its unlikely that any of them are using it for commercial reasons. Its just not worth installing dodgy copies of XP or Office on a clients computer because:
1. You shouldnt be doing it anyway
2. You only need one client to become pissed off with you to report you.