"If you're new to it, free software appears to be tough to shift
to. It also tends to be supported by a smaller pool of techies, and
has something of a steep initial learning-curve. So why shift at
all? In any case, you can easily make do with illegally-copied
proprietary software... right?
"Wrong! That's a lazy way of looking at things. It's also an
outdated approach, which goes back just three decades or so, when
proprietary--you can't copy it, you can't share it--software became