Every so often I get the urge to get rid of all my proprietary hardware and software and go back to open source. Part of it is probably motivated by a sense of guilt over having these high-priced gadgets. Another part, however is prompted by the restrictions inherent to proprietary tools. The rebel in me doesn’t want to be told what I can and cannot do with my stuff. But also remember the struggles and stress of trying to get open source products to do what I wanted. Eventually this feeling will pass.


One thought on “Always Wanting What We Don’t Have

  1. Stick with the well-working stuff, and think of the other-focused advantages. It helps you not spend a bunch of time mucking around with open source problems just to get your work done, freeing you up for more ministry and to be a better husband/father to your family. Also, less frustration = less stress. Your time really is worth something, and there’s something to be said for the right tool for the job.

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