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Let's Talk about Piracy III - Open Source Software

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Continuing with our series on anti-piracy and how to overcome it, we'll today look at the core of piracy in PCs -- the Operating System. Microsoft Windows still resides on 90 percent of computers even today. This dominance was possible due to its widespread nature for more than two decades. That's why a majority of software made today is made for Windows. But in this Web 2.0-centric 21st century of ours, are we really dependent on Windows to do what we do?

With applications going to the web, it wouldn't matter which OS one would use. Applications would look the same across the board. I feel the following three products are enough proof (to me, at least) that web-apps are the future: Gmail (instead of Outlook/Thunerbird), Google Docs/Zoho (instead of MS Office/OpenOffice) or Youtube (instead of a Windows Media Player or VLC),

However, there's no denying that you're going to need to roll with Microsoft Windows if you are doing either of these:

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