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Why is GNU software better than proprietary software?

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| Proprietary software is often looked down upon in the free software world for
| many reasons:
|
| * It is closed to external scrutiny.
| * Users are unable to add features to the software
| * Users are unable to correct errors (bugs) in the software
|
| The result of this is that proprietary software,
|
| * does not confirm to good standards for information technology.
| * is incompatible with other proprietary software.
| * is buggy.
|
| [...]
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http://linuxpoison.blogspot.com/2008...tter-than.html

Google runs lots of GNU software. It's reliable.


Related:

Keeping Your E-Mail Safe from Prying Eyes

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| It is easy to scramble e-mail so that the White House cannot read it. I opted
| for software called Gnu Privacy Guard, an open source implementation of
| public key cryptography. There are versions for Microsoft, Apple and Linux
| systems. An extension for my Firefox browser, FireGPG, lets me encrypt Google
| Mail messages with the push of a button.
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http://business.newsfactor.com/story...d=13200CUXQV6O


Library Techies: Beyond the Dewey Decimal System

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| Derek Willis, a Web developer for the New York Times, led the way. Among his
| offerings were a tip on GNU's free piece of software Wget (www.gnu.org), a
| way to download an entire Web site to a desktop, as well as the use of the
| Many Eyes site (http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/home) from IBM
| used to help visualize data.
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http://www.redorbit.com/news/technol...ecimal_system/
http://tinyurl.com/58uuh2


GNU Alternatives for Windows Users: Replacement Software for Microsoft
Windows

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| Come to the free world, where people have freedom and are not dictated
| to by some guy who controls his digital software, because he sees
| himself as a capitalist with autocratic control over your digital
| rights and freedoms.
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http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...ows_users.html
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