Sounds like a happy ending
I'd like to see $/per Mbit. That would be a way more interesting regional graph.
You may want to check if you can get Windows for free from the University. Depending on their Microsoft license, they may allow you to install it for academic use.
I could tell you, but then you'd know.
There are no standards when it comes to pirated books. Some of the books are DIY-scans, and some are purchased eBooks with the DRM removed. It all depends on if the publisher has made an electronic version and if someone is willing to part with money and time to make it available. DIY-scans can range from a bad photocopy that looks like a CAPTCHA test to a perfect scan run through high-end OCR software that is searchable and crystal clear. You basically get what you pay for.
There are no discounts. The students are downloading illegal copies of books.
And at $299, it's also a great deal.
It works for me. But I got it when it used to be called LiveState. Maybe it got messed up when they changed the name.