do you use freewares programs?
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?
• 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.