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Is Piracy A Necessary Evil?

Is Piracy A Necessary Evil?

Are you looking for a new app or a new album download but don’t want to pay for it? Pirating that app or music is a really attractive solution, saving anywhere from a few dollars to several hundred, but is it ethical? We asked the staff here at Make Tech Easier to chip in and tell us how they feel about the ethics of pirating apps, music, and other media. Let us know your comments too.

Icaros: A Modern Open Source Amiga OS

Icaros: A Modern Open Source Amiga OS

You might have seen our article on Haiku, an open source implementation of BeOS. It’s not the only open source re-implementation of a classic computer OS. Icaros is a reimplementation of the classic Amiga OS for PCs. It’s based on AROS (the Amiga Research Operating System), but is available in a ready-to-run live version.