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    Open Source Articles

    We need more open source articles, yes or no!
    After reading Hexehs recent open source articles, I am amazed.

    I never really realized how much stuff is open source out there.
    Its not just that its free (which in itself is a major good point) its that it is community based and as such, you end up with better software.

    I have been using Windows for about 8 years, and now my way of thinking has been changed.
    Always before I have believe "You get what you pay for", but that is not nessesarily the case with things like Linux.
    I know this sounds a bit cheesy guys, but just go with me.

    I personnally would love to see more articles about open source, the recent articles by hexeh were brilliant and have helped me set up my first Linux rig and more articles will help bring more people into Open Source.

    Vote with me if you think we should see more Open Source oriented articles on the great Hexus.net

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    I personally have never used an open-source OS for a decent period of time, however Im very interested in open source programs. Programs which are free and have the same/better functions than a program that costs £100+ has got to be good.

    It would be great to have some more updates on the goings on in the open source world and Im sure it would get more people interested and therefore benefit the communities out there.

    Reviews and comparisons of programs versus there commercial counterparts would be extra great.
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    Ok, Yes BUT it needs to be a lot more diverse. I'd prefer if an open range of Open Source software being reviewed. A good example would be to teach all the warez monkeys that you can use Open Office as opposed to the MS solution for free and it does everything which MS's package does.

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    Yes i'd be very interested in some discussion of the various open source software out there because, as r1seek says, a lot of us have no idea it exists.

    Also it would be vaery interesting to have reviews and comparisons of open source software against commercial stuff. I know this would be difficult and time consuming but it would be pretty cool and very useful .

    For instance how good is the GIMP in comparison to PS. This is one I'd like answered.

    Or how good is open office.org in comparison to MS office etc

    Or Blender 3D etc.

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    Ive tried the above and i can tell you that in my opinion, GIMP doesnt even come close to PS and oo.org is nothing compared to MS office. You get what you pay for in big apps like those i think. I also find linux a bit impractical for everyday use compared to windows, but still opensource is great. I personally love Mozilla firefox, i dont actually know if thats opensource but it is far better than IE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turkster
    Yes i'd be very interested in some discussion of the various open source software out there because, as r1seek says, a lot of us have no idea it exists.

    Also it would be vaery interesting to have reviews and comparisons of open source software against commercial stuff. I know this would be difficult and time consuming but it would be pretty cool and very useful .

    For instance how good is the GIMP in comparison to PS. This is one I'd like answered.
    Thats the perfect base for an article, to help show people the difference between programs like the GIMP and Photoshop or OpenOffice and MS Office.

    and its R1zeeK by the way

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