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Old 05 November 2014, 06:21   #66
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Originally Posted by happymondays View Post
In the 80s and early 90s in Hungary there was no real option to purchase original software
So much this.
People in western Europe and the US take this for granted.

In my country, this was also the case. The ONLY way to acquire software for your computer, was through copying. You would go to a computer shop and they would charge you for a copy of what you wanted. They in place acquired teh software by buying packs from euro/us pirate group distributors or stuff like that.

There was NO other way. There were NO originals.
The perspective from Europe is so really different and tiny compared to the global scale.
Of course in northern Europe copyparties happened and software was mostly distributed for free, but it was a different thing in 3rd world countries like mine.
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