do you use freewares programs?

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Italy
January 31, 2007 5:13am CST
I've see many discussions about operating system and programs very expensive. So, I've a question: why you don't try freewares programs? For example there are many linux distro that you can download without costs. Or many programs like Gimp, great like Photoshop Cs, but freeware. I can speak about antivirus, users prefer Norton, but why? there are Avg!, Avast, and others antivirus very useful and without costs too. So, why do you prefer proprietary software?
3 responses
@smrohitsm (231)
• India
2 Feb 07
Yes i have used a lot of freeware. its usually demos.perticularly games.
• Italy
1 Mar 07
I don't like demos, but thank you for the response.
@clod0327 (817)
• Philippines
1 Feb 07
I also use freeware software. The recent one that I use is AVG antivirus program and so far I'm really satisfied with it even if it is just free. I haven't encountered any virus on my PC even if I only use a freeware.
• Italy
2 Feb 07
yes, i've tried avg and it's a good antivirus
@Asylum (48028)
• Manchester, England
31 Jan 07
I have used a few freeware programs in the past, the last one being Avast anti virus. I also use several versions of Linux that I have downloaded and change them ocassionally on my laptop. I think that too many people still believe the old adage that you get what you pay for, so freeware is seen as a second rate option.
• Italy
31 Jan 07
maybe you are right.