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  • Who is buying genuin product of microsoft in INDIA? Only corporates and fools individuals.Election commission of india kicked out microsoft since September 2006.They r using now free software.I can buy genuin all microsoft product if the price range falls between Rs100-200.


    Saturday, October 21, 2006 3:13 AM

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  • Those who have a respect for intellectual copywrite laws and legally-binding licensing agreements purchase genuine software. Those who use non-genuine software are doing so illegally and put there computers at risk for malicous security risks.
    Saturday, October 21, 2006 3:11 PM
  • Hello!

    This is in response to your statement where you've mentioned that only corporates & fools buy genuine software & you are able to purchase genuine microsoft products for  Rs 100-200. I do not know if the pirated software is  so cheap, perhaps in your part of the country or Chor Bazaar (thieves bazaar,literally). But I would definitely go for genuine ware, 'coz of the additional features & guarantee that comes with it. Buying pirated stuff means encouraging black-marketeers, resulting in corruption, etc, thus leading to a lack of respect for genuine products & their producers. Instead of fighting piracy, you seem to be advocating it...are you by any chance in this business? Sorry to say, but it's guys like you who give the nation a bad name & that's the reason why India figures 10th in the list of MOST CORRUPT COUNTRIES! SAY NO TO PIRACY...of any kind!

    Thursday, October 26, 2006 9:41 PM
  • This is not true many people in INDIA buy original software.
    The only problem is that Indian consumer is very choosy and evaluate a product deeply before making a purchase decision.

    The reason for this behavior could be traced to poor after sales support of products sold in India The one reason why a indian customer look for extended warranty.

    It is observed that sales staff contacts a prospective customer frequently before the sales once the sale is commenced he is left over with wasting his time writing letters to company officials ultimately matter is sorted in consumer courts.

    Regarding software industry I would like to say it has very poor record and poor performance First you pay a exorbitant price then you find you can not use this software then you waste your time learning it to realize that it is buggy and useless and does not meet your requirements  you are busy downloading patches updates to realize you are wasting  your money time and energy to learn after two year of this hiphop your software is now obsolete and you should upgrade or purchase a new one to realize how badly you were cheaten by smart guys in the name of defending intelectual property rrights

    Newton discovered the third law of motion if any writer sues the any student for citing in exam the Newtons third law as his book is protected under copyright.

    This clearly a misuse of rights.

    Second, courts in India favours big organizations more ,comsumer rights are not so good as they are in other countries

    This could be one of the reasons why people in India asks the SW companies to reduce the prices of software dramatically as it reduces the feeling of bieng cheated.

    In India every one respects the Intellectual property rights but making a large som of money by hiding behind the law, every one hates

    People are watching they have brain they can take decision



    A K
    Thursday, September 11, 2008 5:22 PM
  • Hello Pragz,

    This forum ONLY focuses on Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) issues NOT discussing piracy issues in various countries. Also please do not assign blame to any particular country or person.  Again this forum is ONLY for supporting WGA related concerns. Assigning blame may offend others in a given location. 

    Stephen Holm, MS
    WGA Forum Manager
    Stephen Holm
    Thursday, September 11, 2008 6:22 PM
  • Adi,

    Please keep in mind this forum is ONLY for supporting Windows Genuine Advantage issues. 

    Thank you,

    Stephen Holm, MS
    WGA Forum Manager
    Stephen Holm
    Thursday, September 11, 2008 6:24 PM