View Poll Results: Would you buy linux software you like to use?

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  • Yes, I would pay for Linux software.

    154 44.77%
  • No, I wouldn't pay for Linux software.

    59 17.15%
  • I might pay for Linux software

    116 33.72%
  • Other (Please explain)

    15 4.36%
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Thread: Would you pay for software?

  1. #1
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    Would you ever pay for software?

    The question is very simple:

    Would you ever pay for a commercial software for Linux, lets say if it was a good piece of software?

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    Re: Would you ever pay...?

    Sure, if it was something I wanted to use.
    However, if there was a free alternative that was just as good, I'd probably go for the free one.
    "Rest not, time is sweeping by. Go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time."

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    Re: Would you ever pay...?

    No because I left the whole windows cycle to avoid having to pay/crack applications etc. I really like the fact I dont have to pay and consequently really would rather not
    However, if, unlike so many applications it wasnt obscenely overpriced then I might consider it.
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    Re: Would you ever pay...?

    I think so, yes.
    If it were a native version of Oblivion for example.

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    Re: Would you ever pay...?

    No, I would rather there a free alternative to everything. I'd rather donate than pay licensing fees.
    I can't believe how much money I gave Microsoft all those years.

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    Re: Would you ever pay...?

    Quote Originally Posted by bastiegast View Post
    I think so, yes.
    If it were a native version of Oblivion for example.
    Games especially - I paid for UT2004, for instance
    "Rest not, time is sweeping by. Go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time."

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    Re: Would you ever pay...?

    Quote Originally Posted by foresth View Post
    The question is very simple:

    Would you ever pay for a commercial software for Linux, lets say if it was a good piece of software?
    Absolutely. I paid for CNR (it's Open Source now) and I paid for Pixel Image Editor, once upon a time. I have no problem paying for software, what I have a problem paying is $600 for a piece of software I need for school or some such when there is a free alternative.
    "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings"- Optimus Prime

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    Re: Would you ever pay...?

    If it could help convince people to develop software for linux, then I sure would. I would prefer if it was opensource, though, but I guess that's a little much to ask from game-producers, for example. I mean... with game budgets reaching 20-30 million dollars, I think I'd prefer to protect my work too
    Roads are closed, pibes are frozen, albinos are almost invisible!

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    Re: Would you ever pay...?

    Not exactly on topic, but... Just this morning, I paid $10 to upgrade my DYNDNS account, even though I didn't need to. I just wanted to support them because I've been enjoying their free service and I think it's very, very valuable.

    OK, I know you asked about linux software, but to me it's the same kind of thing.

    I think it's better to donate to companies that actually make useful contributions than be forced to pay for everything.

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    Re: Would you ever pay...?

    I would have no problem paying for Linux software, if it wasn't obscenely overpriced. It wouldn't even have to be open source.

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