Subject: Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...
From: J. Simon van der Walt (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 14 2005 - 01:54:00 EST
>> Ah, but there is some seriously useful free, open source stuff! Audacity?
>> The Gimp? Firefox?
> For some values of 'useful'. With the arguable exception of FireFox, which
> seems to exist as much as an attempt at a political statement as a web
> browser, in the commercial world these would all be considered budget-level
> knock-off products.
> I don't know anyone who works full-time in commercial audio and would
> rather use Audacity or Ardour instead of ProTools. Likewise with The Gimp
> vs Photoshop, POVRay/Blender vs Maya, and so on on.
> very visibly playing catch-up rather than making a serious attempt to lead.
Some interesting and valid points. But we were talking about students and I
guess other poor people, like composers! I've switched from using the crack
copy of Peak I have to using Audacity, when I need that kind of tool. I feel
good about that.
And I'd rather use that than *student-written* software! Gaak!
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