Free software craze has hit the information technology world in the recent past especially due to the fact that companies have revolutionalized the way they offer their services. My name is Georgina. I am a software engineer by profession. I have been in the field for the past ten years, and I have seen it all as far as the provision of software is concerned. It is not business as usual in the technology. Time is gone when software used to be sold. Software developers have gone a notch higher and started developing software for free. It is important that I underscore that every personal computer or work computer needs good and genuine software. I have dealt with individuals who have ventured into the business of software provision, and I can attest to the fact that the person who loses the most is the end line consumer.
In my ten years tenure as a software developer and engineer, my advice to all buyers of software is to beware of fake software out there into the market. Moreover, free software is coupled with viruses that can slow down your personal computers. I have a wealthy of experience in provision of software; both free and the ones that are not free. I remember there was a time I sought for advice from a friend on the best software for my personal computer for playing a given genre of music. The friend advised me to try out certain software. I prefer not to mention the name of the software since I am not in the business of discrediting other peoples’ work.
Once I downloaded the software and installed it into my personal computer, it was no longer business as usual. I got the shock of my life since my computer literally slowed down to an extent that I had to seek an alternative operating system. I thought that maybe there was an issue with the compatibility of the new software with my already installed operating system. That was not the case. Once I installed the new operating system, the music software installed earlier could not respond. However, once I uninstalled the music software, my computer was back to normal operation.
I would not therefore advocate for the free software without having done due diligence. It is critical since I lost a lot of business due to some oversight on my side. However, my assertion does not necessarily mean that all free software have issues. There are those that are genuine and whose service I have enjoyed. As a software engineer, I would want to sound a warning that production of counterfeit software has made me encounter some viruses that have threatened the operation of my personal computer. You stand to lose business if you are not keen enough in your pursuit and usage of free software. Take care.