[kwlug-disc] free MS software for 3 years

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Fri Sep 25 11:43:33 EDT 2009


On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 11:45:21AM -0400, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:

> I can't answer with specific figures, but back before Mac OS/X,
> barely anyone in Egypt used Mac outside of the graphics shops, the
> advertising and publishing business. I would imagine this to be
> still true, due to the cost premium that Macs demand.
> 

> For home use, everyone just pirates Windows, since the intellectual
> property police has no authority to go in homes, only businesses.
> 

> Linux is not widely known nor used still, outside of a minority segment.

I found this report from the Canadian Brainwashing Corporation
motivating. It is about software viruses in Sierra Leone. Because
people pirate Windows, they don't qualify for software updates, and
thus have to deal with unreliable computers: 

http://www.cbc.ca/spark/2009/01/episode-62-january-14-17-2009/

- Paul



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