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Last week we wanted to know if readers thought digital pirates purchased more goods than non-pirates Do You Think Digital Pirates Purchase More Products Than Non-Pirates? [MakeUseOf Poll] Do You Think Digital Pirates Purchase More Products Than Non-Pirates? [MakeUseOf Poll] A recent study has deemed that people pirating movies are actually the same people who purchase the most movies. I've heard many people actually consider pirating products as a try-before-you-buy deal. How do you see... Read More . 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?

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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!

  1. klu9
    August 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    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)

  2. King Indronil
    August 3, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    ubuntu and all programs available for it

  3. Jhelmoreii
    August 1, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    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.

  4. Paul Schuster
    August 1, 2011 at 7:03 pm

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

  5. 12stringman
    August 1, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    OpenOffice
    Chrome
    Ubuntu
    Firefox
    Gimp
    Banshee
    7-Zip
    FileZilla
    SeaMonkey

    + several others that I use occasionally

  6. Aibek
    August 1, 2011 at 6:30 am

    chrome
    firefox
    7 zipfilezilla
    thunderbird
    imgburn
    pdftk
    Apache
    MySQL
    PHP

    that's all i can thik of at the time being but I am sure there should be several others

  7. Petah Piper
    August 1, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Netbeans
    Firefox
    Chrome
    FileZilla
    OpenOffice
    Linux
    PHP
    Apache
    Console2
    SSH
    Git
    Notepad++
    Gimp
    Spring
    TightVNC
    POVRay
    Blender
    MySQL
    Xampp
    the list goes on...

  8. Jeffery Fabish
    August 1, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Just because the software is available in a Linux distribution, doesn't mean it's open source, Brad. 

    These are the OS programs I'm using right now.
    Arch/Linux
    Apache
    Firefox
    Open Office
    VLC
    Pidgin
    FileZilla
    NetBeans
    Deluge 
    and last, but not least, MoBloquer.

  9. Harshad Srinivasan
    August 1, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Since I run Fedora 15 on my laptop and Cyanogenmod on my Phone, I run hundreds of FOS programs everyday. Otoh, I have 3 non FOS applications on my pc - dropbox, flash and adobe reader. Probably another 15 or so on the phone. :)

    Edit: Make that 4. I also have the nvidia drivers.

  10. Brad Landreth
    July 31, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Ubuntu ;-)
    ChromeFireFox
    OpenOffice
    Banshee
    VLC
    Cheese
    Movie Player
    Shotwell
    Skype
    Compiz

    • Guest
      August 1, 2011 at 12:04 am

      Skype isn't open source.

  11. Anonymous
    July 31, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    since I'm on linux there are probably hundreds of opensource programs I use in background every day...

  12. Meena Bassem
    July 31, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    hmm, let me see, i have these
    chrome
    firefox
    7 zip
    haozip ( almost the same as winrar ) ,I'm just more used to winrar
    virtual box

    well, that's for open souce
    I can't find an alternative good enough to replace IDM,
    I use ultra iso , but if i wanted an alternative, i'll use ImgBurn and WinCDEmulator
    these are the software i use most frequently

    Oops. i forgot to mention vlc. but i'm still more familiar with wmp

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