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wrong-headed replacement of proprietary apps

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on August 11, 2008 11:35 PM
Why is it that true believers feel the need to replace every last proprietary app? vmware, skype, and google earth are best-of-breed and free-as-in-beer.

I can understand why things like openoffice are needed as they provide a linux replacement for ms office. Things like the Gimp make sense because they are free-libre and free-beer compared to photoshop which is neither, and not even available for Linux.

But stuff like Google Earth? Get a life.


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