Originally Posted by Fedaykin
99% of all software a home user might actually need has an open source alternative to the commercial rip off.
OpenOffice, The Gimp, etc.
Unless you are
a.) Trying to get a job that requires a particular piece of software (i.e. Photoshop)
b.) like wasting money
then just use open source.
OpenOffice is awesome. Why would anybody ever want to pay for Microsoft when this is out there.