The Top 50 Proprietary Programs that Drive You Crazy--and Their Open Source Alternatives
Feb 24, 2008, 05:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Not every proprietary program can drive a person crazy, right?
Some, like Norton Ghost, are superb tools for anyone to use. But,
the fact that these tools are proprietary can drive open source
fanatics up a wall. It's not the price of the software that makes
the real difference (although it's a reason to migrate from one
software to another for many people); it's the idea that
proprietary software comes with boundaries that keeps the user
experience confined to... well, being the user. That's enough to
drive any developer crazy.
"The following fifty proprietary programs are listed in no
particular order within broad categories along with their open