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Old 02-12-2014, 01:40 PM   #1
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LXer: 7 Reasons Not to Use Open Source Software

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Businesses of all sizes embrace open source software and the benefits it can bring. Sometimes, though, choosing proprietary software makes better business sense. Here are seven scenarios when it pays to pay for your software.There have been a rash of "Linux is too haaaaard!" stories recently that recycle all the dumb stuff we've been hearing since Linux was a baby. Sure, it's a waste of pixels, but it's also suggestive of a campaign. - ed.

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The only possibly valid "reasons" given are proprietary (closed) hardware make work better with manufacturer's drivers. True enough, and regrettable, but really a reason to support open hardware standards. The rest of the reasons are variations on "people are more familiar with Windows". Now how does that even make sense when Windows doesn't even work like Windows. C'mon the UI has changed so much for the OS and the programs over the last few iterations that users would have been more comfortable staying with KDE and LibreOffice.

What a load of nonsense, IMO.
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What a load of nonsense, IMO.

Complete waste of few minutes clicking and reading that article.
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Paul Rubens is just one of many other astroturfers.


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