[Linux-aus] Young Aussies say pirated software is OK

Jon 'maddog' Hall maddog at li.org
Sun Feb 8 11:27:45 EST 2009

>That might work, bit then you have people like my friend who has been
>bitten by badly written free software in the past.  The system 
>screwed up Windows registry files, and he had to re-install his 
>system from scratch.

O.K.  All those Windows users who have never had to reinstall their
system from scratch even when they only used "purchased software",
please raise your hands.......I thought so.

It does not matter if the software is "free" or not.  Badly written
software is badly written software.

The difference is that with Free Software you might be able to figure
out what it did to your registry, and stop it from happening again.

Jon "maddog" Hall
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