Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on November 22, 2006 07:02 AM
Freeness does not provide inherent superiority! Just because software is available under a FLOSS license does not make it better or EASIER!
Here's an example. Take this giant pile of shit. Go ahead, take it! It's hot and it's steamy and it's stinky but, that's OK because I'm offering it to you free of charge and with the liberty to do with it whatever you wish, with the exception (Paragraph 2 Subsection 3) of throwing it at me.
So, now you have this giant pile of shit. It cost you nothing and it is completely libre(within reason). But, you still have a GIANT STEAMING PILE OF SHIT!!! That doesn't change because of the license.
FOSS doesn't make it easier. The fact of the matter is that most FOSS is quite a bit harder to use than the commercial equivalent. Case in point...