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agdgdgdgwngo

  • 4 years ago

What are some examples of free software that do not stink, or are far better than proprietary alternatives?

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  1. calmchessplayer
    • 4 years ago
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  2. nczempin
    • 4 years ago
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    Free vs. proprietary is not the same as free vs. payware.

  3. nczempin
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    e.g. iTunes, Flash and Silverlight are free as in beer, but proprietary (and Silverlight is free with a payware OS). So what did you mean? Open Source/Free (by strict GPL) vs. Proprietary, or Freeware vs. Payware?

  4. arcticf0x
    • 4 years ago
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    omg @calmchessplayer, nice list -_-

  5. agdgdgdgwngo
    • 4 years ago
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    I meant free as in software that respects the user's freedom; the way rms and the fsf defines free software

  6. nczempin
    • 4 years ago
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    So start by filtering the above list by GPL.

  7. nczempin
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    VLC Media Player stands out. gcc and friends also, like generally a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff. I'd have said Apache and/or Tomcat, but they are not GPL

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