Perspective from an open source newbie

“In my first week at Red Hat, having come from a long history of
using proprietary software in the corporate workplace, it only took
a few hours to wash away more than fifteen years of plugging overly
long license codes into software before I could sit down and use
it. What had become second nature during those years vanished the
moment I began using an open source desktop.

As I installed my new system and began getting acquainted with
the open source model, not once was I asked to enter a license key,
required to activate anything, or asked to “Buy Now!” or start a
30-day trial. All of the applications I chose to install just