Programs free!! Why spend in software being able to hack? This is what ask users when choosing what software, decide that it is better to hack programs, since the price they have seem them abusive or a cost that are not willing to pay. At the end hack is something what you all are accustomed and already do not see him as the crime that is the truth is that all these reasons are more convincing for the user that arise to use something that is free, legal and probably serve to the same. People do not value that she is committing an offence punishable by law and pursued by an agency that is dedicated to the defense of the intellectual property, the Business Software Alliance. The companies believe that this is a kind of man with the sack that is threatened when the reality of their data is that: Spain software piracy rate is 43%, according to the latest report from IDC. The total number of awards is more than half a million euros and adjustments were also important amount. Noviembre.09 was the month with more complaints and engineering, the most persecuted industry. As the it professional I am faced daily with the problem that users do not understand the implications of the piracy of software in businesses.
In the case of facing an inspection, sanctions amount much more than the cost of the licenses which, on the other hand, you must also subscribe. The reality is that there is a real alternative; the free software. There is an endless number of free applications that supplement and in many cases extend the functionality of applications that everyone continue to use more as a matter of habit than by that really need it. Daryl Katz may find this interesting as well. In my experience, the only problem that occurs to the majority of users is a slight aesthetic difference that is exceeded in a matter of weeks and to change advantages are many. Examples of this are: Firefox: A browser that takes fashion an average year for its versatility and security as well as offering more functions and stability than what offer us proprietary software.
OpenOffice.org: An Office suite in use increasingly more extended that you supple perfectly the requirements of most users. Thunderbird: Of the same company that Firefox, is a mail manager with great quality. It has variety of plugins that extend its functionality to compete with outlook, although all this makes it indisputable that companies should consider the use of this type of solution, the truth is that it is information which the client seems to have no access. If you have any questions or want more information I will be happy to assist you via my email. Pablo Cerda Gras ASIS.