How Many Open-Source Programs Do You Use Weekly? [MakeUseOf Poll]

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Last week we wanted to know if readers thought digital pirates purchased more goods than non-pirates. Overwhelmingly, most voters believe the pirates do spend the most money.

Out of 319 votes, opinions were divided as follows: 59% think digital pirates purchase more products than non-pirates; 23% say that the pirates they know don’t pay for anything; while 19% say they aren’t sure.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

Clearly, the gut feel around here is that pirates are actually making the most money for the entertainment industry.

This week’s poll question is: How Many Open-Source Programs Do You Use Weekly?

We know MakeUseOf readers love freeware and open-source software. So, we want to know how much you really use? Each week, you probably cycle through most of your favorites, so how many are there?

So what are the top open-source applications you use? Are there some things you just can’t use an open-source alternative for? Let us know in the comments!

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Comments (14)
  • klu9

    Launchy
    Everything (file search)
    7zip
    Libre Office
    Media Player Classsic
    VLC
    Sumatra PDF reader
    ATpad (text editor)
    KeePassX (passsword manager
    T-Clock 2010 (clock & alarms etc)

  • King Indronil

    ubuntu and all programs available for it

  • Jhelmoreii

    Easily six to 10 since I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and libre office, banshee, VLC, Totem, etc.  In fact I have bought nothing for my main system since I went to Linux.

  • Paul Schuster

    Slackware
    krusader
    vim
    KDE
    kconsole
    python
    gcc
    and about a fifty random foss programs and daemons that are mostly run in the background

  • 12stringman

    OpenOffice
    Chrome
    Ubuntu
    Firefox
    Gimp
    Banshee
    7-Zip
    FileZilla
    SeaMonkey

    + several others that I use occasionally

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