Chart: Pirated software per computer

Posted on Monday, Jun 04 2007 @ 00:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Economist published a chart which compares the amount of pirated software installed on a PC per country. One of the surprises is the amount of illegal software installed on computers in Iceland:
But when calculated according to the number of computers in each country a different picture emerges. Cash-strapped countries dominate the leader board. In Azerbaijan, which comes out on top, computers are loaded with $262-worth of pirated software on average. But Iceland is the surprise second-placed nation: although software to the tune of $32m is pirated it is spread over only a few computers.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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