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LXer 01-02-2011 04:10 PM

LXer: Why waste money? Free software just as wonderful
 
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I've shelled out a lot of money over the years on software -- Windows and Mac OS upgrades, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office -- the list goes on and on. Some of it was necessary, but more often than not there are free alternatives out there that do the job just as well or better than the paid software -- someone just has to point you in the right direction. That's what I'll attempt to do here today. Behold, some of my favorite free programs and utilities that I guarantee will make your life easier:

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Kenny_Strawn 01-02-2011 08:53 PM

I agree, but I also know that some of that software may be free in regards to price but isn't open source. So why is it even here?

TobiSGD 01-02-2011 09:07 PM

Which rule does forbid to write about software that is not open source in this forum?

Kenny_Strawn 01-02-2011 09:17 PM

The fact that it a forum meant for Linux news and so is one of the forums that is Linux-only.

TobiSGD 01-02-2011 09:26 PM

And which rule doesn't allow to write software that is not open source for Linux, like Acrobat Reader or the Flashplayer, or many others?
I think you have to adjust your view, not all on Linux is open source.

stress_junkie 01-02-2011 09:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kenny_Strawn (Post 4210907)
The fact that it a forum meant for Linux news and so is one of the forums that is Linux-only.

As far as the news bot postings go I think that anything that is of interest to FOSS enthusiasts is eligible.

If this forum were only for Linux and/or open source then explain the forum for Solaris.

We should endeavor to be flexible in our thinking.

Kenny_Strawn 01-02-2011 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stress_junkie (Post 4210912)
As far as the news bot postings go I think that anything that is of interest to FOSS enthusiasts is eligible.

If this forum were only for Linux and/or open source then explain the forum for Solaris.

We should endeavor to be flexible in our thinking.

I'm not talking about all the forums, I'm only talking about this very sub-forum, "Linux - News".


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