NewsForge: Software Freedom vs. Software Utility
May 16, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)
"Software freedom vs. software utility is an ongoing battle, and
I've ended up in the middle of it since I started producing
training videos. I strongly prefer free software and GNU/Linux over
the alternatives, and for the years when my main computer tasks
(besides email and Web viewing) were writing, editing, and
lightweight photo editing, I happily used nothing but Linux and
free software. Now I use a proprietary operating system and
proprietary software for some of my work. This galls me, but I feel
I have no choice.
"I have not found any software--proprietary, open source, or
free--that compares favorably with proprietary Camtasia when it
comes to quickly making and editing screen capture videos and, in
many cases, live video as well..."