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Old 04-04-2014, 07:20 AM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft-Sponsored Study Says Problems Caused By Using Windows Software Will Cost Businesses


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Assuming the research results are representative of what's happening -- and there's no reason to suppose they aren't -- the obvious conclusion to draw from them for PC users is not just to stop using pirated software (a good idea), but to stop using Windows-based programs too, and to switch to open source applications running on an open source operating system like GNU/Linux. After all, free software is even cheaper than pirated software, and yet rarely has any of the problems identified in the new report.

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