Like any good drug-dealer, the first one's always "free" (or at least turn a blind eye to it rampant use in order to create the market)
Fast-Forward to today, and our dealer's painting us all as criminals, kiddie-fiddlers & torturers of small furry animals
So! I put it to you thus: follow Redmond's insistence and keep you software licences legal; replace your "pirated software" with LEGALLY FREE GNU software.
Don't know where to start? Head over to:
* http://www.osalt.com (to find out what to replace with what)
All my software is now 100% legal, and it only cost me bandwidth.
Not a bad trade...
[Moderator (ND): Edited to proper company names. Please use in future.]