NewsForge: Software Freedom vs. Software Utility

“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…”