Free Software: What it really meansJune 26th, 2012 | Posted by in Downloads
If you think that you are enjoying the free software more than the people decades ago, think again. You will be surprised to know that free software were enjoyed better by more people in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Sharing, downloading even modifying and studying and sharing this software again was common among the community of computer users including manufacturers. Free software means then freedom to share study and modify of software that will make it more useful to the end user. This practice also allows the improvement and development of software and at the same time it gives the manufacturers ample information how and what the end users need and want in software.
However, things have change since the increase of expenses that entails in creating or manufacturing software and not to mention the mind set of people as well. When we encounter free software these days most if not all will always take as a free item related to price of course. But this is not always the case. Unfortunately there are manufacturers or companies that are using this to advance their personal gains. There are really few legitimate companies who are offering free software because coming up with software entails great amount of money and giving them for free is not a really a good business idea to generate profits. But people are misled to think that free software means free from payments. Plus, real free software these days are not anymore open for modification, study and the likes because of security reasons. There have been careful study and changes made as well is using terms like open source, free software and the likes. There are better laws that governs the use and sharing of software and stuff in the internet as well.
Thus, as someone who loves free stuff like free software online, it is better that you take precaution when downloading free software from the internet. Make sure that the free software that the website is advertising really means free and without hidden payments or financial responsibilities.
These are just some of the pertinent information that you need to know about software really. If pays to know these things so you won’t fall victim or look stupid for wanting to save money with free software online. There is legitimate free software online, in fact it is being advocated by some concern groups in the industry and computer community, but you have the responsibility to make sure that you get the right software from the right people online and of course using them for its purpose really.
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