What the hell is a Drobo, you ask ? Drobo is a little box that connects to your computer via USB, and houses from one to four hard drives. It does RAID-like things to protect your files from disk failure, and presents itself as a very simple, easy-to-use gadget. And it costs $500, that’s […]
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How to Stop Warez Pirates: Ask Them Nicely | TorrentFreak It’s all in the headline, folks! It’s an article about an independent software developer who simply asked a warez group to stop pirating his software. Not surprisingly, they immediately complied with his request. You see, the “real” pirates don’t do it for profit, […]
Disclaimer: Iâ€™m a prick. No, really! I complain all the time.
Today, Iâ€™m going to complain about Linux, A-GAIN! Actually my gripe isnâ€™t so much with the Linux kernel or community, Iâ€™m specifically irritated at Redhat, Fedora, CentOS and any other RPM-based distro that relies on â€œyumâ€ for installing and updating packages.
The Market Function of Piracy, by Jerry Kirkpatrick, professor of international business and marketing at California State Polytechnic University.
Prof. Kirkpatrick explains in his article how software piracy can have a positive effect on sales. He likens it to handing free samples to everyone, which is well known to be a costly yet highly effective marketing strategy, and argues that pirated software can serve as free advertising