I am still in school and going to college this year InshaAllah. The announcement received May 27th at state universities, may Allah bless my college. I want to take computer science. The problem is all the software including the operating system on my laptop is pirated. I agree that the use of pirated software is forbidden in Islam.
So I plan to download all the free versions of the software including the operating system. But I still use pirated software to download it. After all the software I need installed on the laptop, I would switch to free software and I leave the use of pirated software.
I am unable to buy proprietary software. So I switched to free software, but I used to use pirated software which is there to help get the free software.
- When I already switched to free software is my work from it still haram ?
Now I am using pirated software and its bad. I want to get rid from this because I am sure its haram. I want to migrate to free software, the operating system and all. I can download Linux DVD using this pirated software. Am I free from haram after doing this? Because buying a Linux DVD here is hard. I only can get Linux from my friends but they will use pirated software to download. Is it ok?