Free download or is ti?

@allknowing (72862)
India
October 7, 2011 3:57am CST
Whenever surfing is done to search for FREEstuff on the Net countless sites surface but hidden somewhere are words such as 'trial' or 'shareware' which only means that none of them are free. What's the point in saying they are free when in fact they are not? Why should they be categorised as 'free'?
2 responses
@petersum (4525)
• United States
7 Oct 11
I use Linux so most items are really free of charge. Even commercial software normally has an equally good free alternative. The whole concept of trial or shareware doesn't exist. Neither do we see "Free" written everywhere. Yes we sometimes have alpha and beta stage applications, bug fixes, and the basic concept that everything could be made better. But overall, the software is generally fit for the purpose. Everything that can be done on Windows, can be done on Linux for free - except the viruses, worms and trojans are missing!
@iuliuxd (4453)
• Romania
7 Oct 11
You can`t play games there ...well there are some but they stink
@allknowing (72862)
• India
7 Oct 11
Good for you. You must be having a great time downloading! Virus free? Are you sure?
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
8 Oct 11
Well, we can play Windows Games on Linux by using simulator though.. And yes, Linux is more secure and more vulnerable against virus because of several reasons..
• China
7 Oct 11
Have you ever heard SEO or SEM?I think these websites want to have a high rank in the search engine.As you know,people search for free downloads far more than trail downloads.So,as you can see,they attract visitors by misleading them to the wrong web page.
@allknowing (72862)
• India
7 Oct 11
What is the point really as when visitors find out that the stuff is not free, that too after spending their valuable time to download do you think they will ever go back to those sites? I would not.
@allknowing (72862)
• India
8 Oct 11
See how the same site appears: http://www.whitesmoke.com/ http://www.whitesmoke.com/grammarchecklp4/ the second one is when you search for free download. But it is not free!