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What's so bad about using proprietary apps on Linux?

Oct 15, 2009, 13:40 (5 Talkback[s])


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"Let's break it down. There are four combinations of apps and OSes:

1. all proprietary applications on a proprietary OS (PoP)
2. (at least some) free applications on a proprietary OS (FoP)
3. (at least some) proprietary applications on a free OS (PoF)
4. all free applications on a free OS (FoF)

"I think the order here is important as it indicates the typical migration process from all proprietary to all free. A person typically starts using Windows with all proprietary apps. They learn of some great free alternatives and start using them. They then try out GNU/Linux but still want a few proprietary apps or codecs. And, sometimes, they eventually move to an all free system."

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