Do YOU Pirate Mac Software?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by adamb100, Jan 5, 2006.

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Do u Pirate Mac OS X Software?

  1. Yes if I cant afford it otherwise I usually buy it

    237 vote(s)
    33.9%
  2. Yes, all the time whether cheap or not

    140 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. No

    323 vote(s)
    46.1%
  1. adamb100 macrumors regular

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    Do you Pirate some of it that is a bit too much for your wallet?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe make this into a poll if you're really interested.

    FWIW, I'd answer a conclusive no. Just think about the impacts...


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    If you don't want to pay for it, don't use it.
     
  5. adamb100 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll be the first to admit that I do pirate software. Most Mac software cost $$ anyway. I'm saving up though to buy ShapeShifter as its too good. :)
     
  6. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    I only use OSS, except for some OSes. I don't do anything with my computers that requires anything like Final Cut or Photoshop.
     
  7. mpw Guest

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    Most cars cost money too, do you steal yours?
     
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  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  10. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    This from a man who would apparently kill puppies for a smart-phone :confused:
     
  11. skunk macrumors G4

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    You're not getting an invitation to my house.
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Hey, there's a fine line between immoral and sicko.
     
  13. adamb100 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont pirate all of it. :p I am trying to buy ShapeShifter. When I shifted to Mac I was suprised how much software is paid.
     
  14. Project macrumors 68020

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    Yep. All the time. Most of my apps are pirated. As a student I simply cant afford to buy everything I want to use, but will try and support whatever I can, especially the small indies; namely Hog Bay Notebook/Mori, Synergy etc. I run bootleg MS Office, Photoshop etc.
     
  15. Nermal Moderator

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    Stealing a car is different from copying software - if you steal a car, the previous owner loses the car. If you copy some software, the original still exists and still works.
     
  16. mpw Guest

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    All Steve has to do is release a smartphone next week and the puppies will be fine. The way I see it Steve's the one responsible for their deaths if he doesn't pony-up with a smartpone.
     
  17. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

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    That's what my wife does, pretty much. I only wish there were a way to pirate college textbooks :-(
     
  18. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Ahh, but justification is not the first step to redemption. :D
     
  19. Randall macrumors 6502a

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    I can't lie. I've had on my computer every version of Photoshop since 5.0. I didn't buy any of them. :eek: I got 5.0 from work (bosses permission, but probably still against EULA, I dunno I read those things with my scroll wheel anyway.), and the rest...
     
  20. mpw Guest

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    OK what if I take a photo of your car blow it up life-size and stick it to the side of my pinto, then drive around town pulling all the women you could've had?

    You still worked hard to afford the car and I did nothing but copy it.

    I think you'll find that's a water-tight argument.
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  21. Randall macrumors 6502a

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    That depends on how nicely you sealed the photo on your car. :p
     

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