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Re: Think big... the BIG picture...

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 129.130.52.3] on October 03, 2007 06:37 PM
That is exactly the wrong attitude...free software has the added benefit that it often costs less, but that's not why you should use it. You should use it because it is better. Many users will buy a single copy and use it for ten years. Some will even get a discounted academic price. If a package doesn't do what you want, the wrong answer is, "Well, it's free. What are you complaining about?" Free software is supposed to be better, not lower cost.

You are entitled to your own opinion, but that kind of response gives free software exactly the kind of reputation it doesn't need.

If you're making your living giving presentations, you'll gladly pay an extra $9000 for ten years of being able to do your job the right way.

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