I agree. I you want to be aboslutely safe, don't use p2p programs...The best way is : Never use Kazaa or p2p.
The very first day i got on the Internet, i joined up with one of those bullshit paysites and ended up paying for Kazaa Lite, and the file turned out to be a virus. I also paid for WinISO, which was useless and i ended up getting better results out of CDRWin (which i've never even had to go beyond the trial version).
*sigh* I guess i was naive back then.
But i know better now!!
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Posted 14 January 2004 - 06:04 PM
Posted 15 January 2004 - 12:05 AM
I used to pirate software. Lately I've been looking to the free, legal alternatives. I'm looking to learning how to use The GIMP instead of Photoshop (which is worth the money, I might add; I just don't have any). I've abandoned MS Office for OpenOffice. Internet Explorer has moved aside for Mozilla Firebird, and Mozilla Thunderbird is now my e-mail client of choice. The next step is to ditch Windows in favor of Linux.
Game piracy is an entirely different matter, though. I had a pirated copy of GTA3 and GTA Vice CIty. They didn't stay installed for long, I don't feel they are worth my money simply because they lack multiplayer features. Games made by Blizzard are worth my money. I've bought Diablo, Diablo II (and the expansion), Warcraft 2 (+expansion), Warcraft 3 (+expansion), Starcraft (+expansion), and I intend to buy Starcraft: Ghost and World of Warcraft when they become available as well. The feature I love most about these game (multiplayer) won't work if the game is pirated.
I payed for the Original Half-Life way back when... doubt I'll be paying for it+expansions now that valve has ruined hte whole deal with Steam. Same goes for Half Life 2. Doom 3 is likely to be purchased by me, though.
I've got some old text adventure games here I didn't pay for. The original company no longer exists.
As for the ROMs I have... Well, ya got me there. The only arcades with KoF or Metal Slug or Samurai Shodown are hundreds of miles away, and I ain't drivin' just to play samsho5.
Posted 15 January 2004 - 03:24 AM
Posted 15 January 2004 - 03:27 AM
Some companies are really stupid like EB who posted their HL cd key on their software so any smart person could walk by and copy it down .
And Some games are really stupid like Microsoft's Halo that wants you to buy 8 Halo games just to play it on a LAN legally
So I really only buy games that are worth it
Posted 15 January 2004 - 05:12 AM
Posted 19 January 2004 - 04:36 AM
P.S. Anybody know a good location to pick up a Norton Anti-Virus 2004 activation key gen?
Edited by Thunder In Paradise, 19 January 2004 - 04:37 AM.
Posted 19 January 2004 - 12:04 PM
Posted 21 January 2004 - 04:22 AM
Posted 21 January 2004 - 10:14 PM
Serial: VCT3 - 63XD - 6BBD - 2BBM - GBGJ - WDXD
nywy i just d/L my softwares...
Posted 22 January 2004 - 12:29 AM
Posted 22 January 2004 - 12:44 AM
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