What’s interesting is the extent to which they downplay the utility of free software for home users. I’ve even heard Federico in the office claim that Windows system crashes are “part of the fun” for home users.
The authors also make an oblique reference to the sky-high rates of software piracy in Argentina:
“The importance of free software for the home user is relative. Although it offers the advantage of a free license, the home user generally doesn’t pay for licenses anyway [even in the case of proprietary software].”
Now that I think of it, I’ve almost never seen an original music CD, here–most people own copies with color photo copies of the cover art.
There’s an organization in Argentina, Software Legal, that’s dedicated to eradicating software piracy here.