-$50bn sales = $50bn in lossees? since when.
“In 2008, 41 percent of software on the world’s PCs was obtained illegally or used without a license… That equates to more than $50bn in losses for the global software ecosystem.”
Ignoring the citation needed bit. I wonder if it has crossed anybodys mind that maybe a good chunk of that $50bn is fictisius (spell checker needed). I suspect if most of these people had to choose to pay for it or live with out it, they would do the latter. £100 for windows is quite heavy on the pocket, and then the even heavyer wallop of office is easly passed the point of funnie.
I could happly live with out MS if they had not locked all games companys into there Direct-X which they then used to leaverage the X-Box. At least Eve-online runs on Mac & Linux as well as MS OS's.
When I am king of the world there will be some changes.