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May 16, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

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"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..."

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