In a bid to throttle organized piracy and in retaliation to drop in revenues (or rather, failure in achieving targeted sales) from software sales in Kerala, Microsoft Corporation launched aggressive anti-piracy raids in computer assembling stores in Trivandrum, Kollam and Thrissur districts in Kerala. This we think is a right time for those of you who are worried about using pirated software to shell out large chunks of money to buy licensed software or better SWITCH TO UBUNTU :).

At least in Trivandrum the raids were conducted in not-so prominent stores to not really irritate the major players but at the same time give a good warning to everybody in the market. The raids were no joke either. Microsoft officials were accompanied by local police during their Anti-piracy raid. Cases under the Indian Copyright act have been filed against the retailers who were caught red handed with pirated Windows CDs. Cases if proven will result in fines up to Rs. 2,000,000. In response, and as a defensive strategy, all retailers made sure to take out all the evidences of piracy from their stores.

This is the second of such series of raids that Microsoft has done in Kerala. Sooner or later they are going to target the home user also. So if you are using pirated Microsoft software then beware. You only options are
a) To shell out at least Rs. 15,000 for your original Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office licenses or
b) To switch to the free (as in free = zero) and fully licensed world of GNU Linux

If you are a PC owner and has worries about Microsoft catching you by your scruff and are in no way planning to shell out 15,000 rupees for your licensed copies of Microsoft Software then give us a call. We can help you switch to GNU Linux.

Not only do we provide free Linux Installation assistance we give free online support via website and forums. We also can send trained professionals to give you Linux Training at the conveniences of your home for a nominal fees. You can rest assured that you will get all the functionalities that you used to get in Windows including watching movies, listening to songs, browsing internet, chatting online, video conferencing and last but not least gaming.

The flavor of Linux that we provide normally is Ubuntu Linux. If however you have any other preference we would be happy to oblige you and provide you with that. So if you would like to give it a shot and try out linux give us a call at 0471-4063818 or drop by our office to get more information. In any case it is not going to cost you to try. Call us and get Linux installed on your computer for free.

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