In this open source age, you can use any web app, browsers and software free of cost.Even there are Operating systems like Linux which is available free of cost. You can download it and make a bootable DVD easily. But major OS maker Microsoft doesn’t offer you to use it’s most anticipated OS Windows 7 free of cost.
You can purchase Windows 7 by paying a price between Rs 5900 to 11,800. Who cares? People don’t want to spend this much amount money on OS. According to this report of Times of India, people love purchasing pirated DVD which is easily available between Rs.40 to 250 in grey market.
$100000 business is generated in a single grey market in a metro city. You can guess the level of piracy in whole country. Students to office goers, everyone purchase the pirated version and install it on their computer. They really don’t care about Windows automatic update and level of security. They rely totally on antivirus software.
What if their OS corrupt down or failed to work properly? No problem. They install the Windows again on computer. They compromise with their precious data loss during the process.
You may surprised to know that India is far behind from China in terms of Piracy. Piracy level is four times higher in China. That’s obviously a big issue for Microsoft team. It obviously reduces business and hence reduces job opportunities in the countries.
What’s your stand on this topic. Do you use original Windows or pirated copy? Share your views and experience.