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Software I'd Pay Money for

May 01, 2009, 22:01 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carl Parrish)

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"Linux has been my primary Desktop for about 13 years now. As such I rarely have to pay for software. Open source is just awesome that way. Yet when I thought about it I have paid for Codeweavers Crossover Linux, despite the fact that its available for free as wine. I've also paid for Zend's Studio for Eclipse even though much of the functionally is available in the PDT plugin for Eclipse. While I don't do so currently, I've been known to pay for SuSE Linux and StarOffice.

"Considering this I realized that I very much enjoyed paid software for Linux. Not that I'd try to make the claim that paid support is somehow superior to the community approach (very often it isn't) . But when my business requires something be fixed it does make me rest easier knowing that someone is being paid to fix it. Linux and most of the software that runs on it will always be available for free,. With just a few moments thoughts however I realized that there were a handful of products I cheerfully paid for. So what other software would I be willing to spend money on?"

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