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The Linux Community is Killing Linux
Of course we have absolutely no idea who that responder was and if he was an "IT professional" or even a "Linux pro". All we know is that the...
After takin' a swig o' grog, DFS belched out this bit o' wisdom:
Some prices are nice, but it adds up!
What I found was that all those extra little purchases add up fast. I could justify buying a good text editor (CodeWright) and Visual C++ when I was working on my own for a year or so, but not now.
GNU-Linux (and OSS in general) give me the freedom to try a lot of tools, and keep them, without much of a lay-out. I've found that very refreshing, a bit like going back to my days in graduate school where we shared software that ran on PDP-11s, only better, because the tools today are so much more advanced.
Now, if your company can pop for an MSDN subscription, that helps a lot, and gives you some of the same freedom, at least at work.
I've had too many frustrating experiences with commercial code (Windows, Word, Rational Suite, and even SQL Server). I want to do much more exploring before I plop down a C note or two. (For some software, it's a couple of M notes!)
-- Kreegah! Bundolo Microsoft bolgani!