Saturday, March 07, 2009

Open Source

Here is another example of why open source software is necessary.

I've been using MS Money for years, mid-90s at least. A while back my version stopped working, just would not work any more without an upgrade. $35.00 just to keep using a program I had purchased.

The upgrade did not work. I couldn't open the files at all. Contacted customer support and got back instructions. I followed them. I'm no idiot and I've been using a computer since the 80s so I'm no novice either.

Lost all my data since 2001. Like all the tax info I had kept in those files.

Moneydance might have been a better option. Could not have been any worse.

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