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[News] Examples of Areas Where Quality of Free Software on Par or Better Than Proprietary

  • Subject: [News] Examples of Areas Where Quality of Free Software on Par or Better Than Proprietary
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2010 13:53:36 +0100
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OSS vs proprietary software quality and usage.

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| In general I have found that, in terms of 
| quality, number of bugs and ease of usage, 
| there is no real difference between OSS 
| and proprietary software. I know that many 
| people will disagree. I also know that 
| they disagree because they have a biased 
| point of view. As these people are used to 
| a particular piece of software, for 
| example msoffice or photoshop, then the 
| OSS equivalents, open office and gimp, 
| seem to be inferior. 


Open Source: strategic software with economic value

,----[ Quote ]
| The Open Source Initiative has worked hard to 
| show that open source software, which are 
| products primarily known for offering access 
| to software source code, can provide economic 
| value and strategic advantages to business 
| practices around the world.
| Twelve years ago, open source was implemented 
| by software developers, and the importance of 
| this non-proprietary software has only been 
| compounded as open source developers and 
| users have tailored their codes to truly 
| evolve and grow as needed by individual 
| companies and users.
| [...]
| According to the Open Source Initiative Web 
| site, âthe prehistory of the Open Source 
| Initiative includes the entire history of 
| Unix, Internet free software, and the hacker 
| culture.â While the hacker culture may have 
| been the birthing place of open source, 
| different companies, users and communities 
| have come to heavily rely on open source for 
| several reasons.



Desktop Recording on my Laptop

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| After retiring from 34 years of teaching high
| school computer science and mathematics, I
| finally thought I'd have some time to create
| some good instructional video lessons. My
| initial goal is to produce series of
| instructional videos for software that is
| cross-platform FLOSS--Inkscape, the GIMP,
| OpenOffice.org, computer programming in Ruby
| and Python, and so on. Along with my desktop
| computers, I wanted to use my new Acer laptop
| to produce these videos.

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