Originally Posted by trkdrmr
Incidentally, all the stuff I paid for on PC seems to work just as well for FREE on Imac.
Open office, GIMP, Garage Band... and so on. Why pirate when the stuff is given to you?
Precisely why Apple have lowered the price of Logic Studio to students. Some guy clearly worked out that students were pirating massive amounts of software and so by lowering the price to something accessible - you're going to reduce the piracy. Cubase is pirated all the time and so are a lot of the plug-ins. Logic doesn't have the same piracy problem, for two reasons: i) it's Mac-only and pirating software on Macs is less common for various reasons and ii) it's accessibly priced to one of their biggest markets. Failing that, Logic Express is available, which is accessibly priced for most people and is a very good functional bit of software. Just without some of the bells and whistles.