Aye. Microsoft doesn't produce perfect. It produces good enough.
Fixed that for you.
On that somewhat-popular alternate universe called "Star Trek" TNG/DS9/&c, piracy is how everything works. People work and produce goods, and everyone else just takes them for free. They don't even use money anymore. That culture seems to make out okay so perhaps piracy is the answer - the path towards Roddenberry's utopia.
If you ever watched Star Trek, you'd know that they use a currency system for any purchases. Sure, they are called "credits" instead of dollars or guilders, but for the latest holo-novel or fashion clothing, they still use money.
Basic is a high level languish. APL is a high level anguish.