Why do people use illegal Windows copies?

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Linux is as powerful as Windows though it doesn't run all Windows applications. I can't understand why people use illegal copies of Windows OS when Linux is available for free with the same capabilities. What will Microsoft do to stop piracy and free distribution of its Windows OS in the near future?

Answered By 0 points N/A #191495

Why do people use illegal Windows copies?

Linux is critical to understand and it's not user friendly. But windows is not free. We have to pay near $100 for OS. In case of Linux it's totally free.
Windows provides some software free but getting application you have to download OS. But Linux is open source OS. It's totally free.
Yet, Windows is not started to give licensed version free for users. Most user uses pirated version in systems. It can be a chances that Microsoft has plan to distribute XP for free very soon.
Answered By 590495 points N/A #191496

Why do people use illegal Windows copies?


I don’t think there is a way to stop piracy on Microsoft Windows operating system and one of the reasons, I think, is its being expensive. If you are using Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 and you wish to upgrade to Windows 8 Professional, you can purchase a digital download from Microsoft for $39.99 and that is until the end of January 2013.

After that, the full retail price for Microsoft Windows 8 Professional will jump to $199.99. Like Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X has also released their latest operating system, Mac OS X Yosemite. And the best thing about it is that, for Mac users, Mac OS X Yosemite is available as a free upgrade.

This is very different with Microsoft Windows. In Microsoft Windows, even if you are already using Microsoft Windows as your operating system, the latest version of the operating system will never be available as a free download or as a free upgrade to Windows users. But with Mac OS X, all Mac users can upgrade to Mac OS X Yosemite for free.

Thinking why Linux has a very few users. I guess that is because Linux is not that user friendly though it has a desktop interface.

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