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Proprietary Software for Linux: A Good Idea?

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When Linux enthusiasts think about software on the Linux desktop, they're likely thinking about applications that are available under various open source software licenses. Yet what about the other side of the software world – proprietary software for the Linux platform?

Despite the fact that proprietary applications do exist for the Linux desktop, I've found that most people tend to avoid them.

In this article, I'll explore some of the challenges proprietary software faces in gaining traction with Linux enthusiasts, in addition to providing some software titles that I think are worth looking into.

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