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post #71 of 77
Well, they closed it down now

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14273444
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Originally Posted by Flying Donkey View Post
Yeah I highly doubt you can unless you pool your money with your fellow relatives. FYI the price hasn't changed much for how long since MS has been in China
Just because you've lived there doesn't all of a sudden make you an expert on living thrifty. My parents are first-generation immigrants from Taiwan. They're just as conservative with their money as I'm sure a lot of Chinese people are. If you were to convert YMB to USD and adjust for cost of living, I wouldn't be surprised if I'm living off of a couple hundred dollars a month (I don't have car payments or mortgage payments, though, so that might explain it).

The fact is you are a hypocrite for blaming MS for not taking cost of living in China into consideration when pricing their products when you go spouting off that other people can't live on $232 a month and don't specify which country. It's certainly easier to live on $232 a month IN CHINA than it is in America, which you conveniently omit from your previous post.
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No I never said it give them the right to pirate it, only that it promotes piracy. Please don't argue with me if you haven't actually went to China and knows how things actually work here.
Like I said before, just because you lived there doesn't mean you're the authority on Chinese quality of life. I can simply go online and find all this stuff out if I feel the need to. And yes, a high price might promote piracy, but lowering the price will do almost nothing to mitigate it. Piracy has become almost a way of life in China. If those guys are pirating $20 DVD's, then it's not about the amount of money at stake anymore.
Edited by decimator - 7/25/11 at 9:10am
post #73 of 77
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Well, they closed it down now

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14273444
Heh...so it was fake.
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nah i don't think apple will lose anything in this case because their products will still sell like hot cakes oversea no matter where they're sold in.
    
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It has nothing to do with 'intellectual property rights' (whatever that means), it has everything to do with price.

I have posted this many times and I will post it again. You have to have fallen out of a tree if you think anyone is going to spend more than en entire months earnings on a stupid OS. Here in China Win 7 Home costs 1500, which is the average monthly wage. Are you telling me that some poor student, whose parents have saved up since he was born, so he could get an education are going to spend all that money on some OS?

You also have to be really blind if you think that that meaningless drivel called intellectual property is of any value. Which inventor in the history of mankind invented things or created whatever he or she did just to become a billionaire? The greatest gifts to humanity have been made by the selfless who have suffered the consequences of their endeavors.

Madamme Currie certainly wasn't intending to die a Bill Gates when she discovered radiation, nor did Einstein care to patent his theory of relativity. Galileo wasn't thinking of crates of gold when he got banished and died alone. What about the invention of the wheel or fire?

The collective ignorance of the so called West infuriates me, because it is exactly this mentality that has brought down our own world. And defending Apple? Who in their right mind defends blind, world destructive corporate greed?
Such utter ignorance^^

Intelectual property protects those who make something.. that when used has no tangable means. If you use a microwave to cook something, u are not paying because the invented the microwave. You are paying bec,ause the product takes research, engineering and manufacturing to make.

Software is no different.. yet their product (code) is not tangable.


Lastly, let me vet this right:
If chinese can't afford something, then it ok to steal it? Why not invent ur own operating system, or used all the free window98 stuff..?


I think many people who steal software are pozers... (many are not) that want things.
post #76 of 77
How did I not see this in Kunming when I was there?!?!?!?! And that was around 2 weeks ago! That's the funniest typo I've seen but it was pretty smart if you consider it now that apple can't really sue them.
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And right next to the "Apple Stoer" is the "Chintendo Vii" store.
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