Vietnam: Where pirated apps match personal budgets | Crave – CNET

CNET editor Dong Ngo is spending some time at home in Viet Nam and writes this article about the proliferation of pirated software available for purchase here. He makes a good point about the affordability of expensive software in low-income countries like Viet Nam and comments that it would be better for software vendors to have their products being used for less than not used at all. I remember the days when companies used to provide now widely used software to students free of charge to get them used to using it. Why not provide a similar deal to individuals in countries where they legitimately can’t afford the hefty price tags?