the free software packages are for me. Instead of microsoft office, I use libreoffice, instead of photoshop, I use gimp. I really do not need any of the fancy features that comes with photoshop or microsoft office.
You must really have a need for the software if you buy or rent. For normal home usage, all you need is the free stuff. If for a business then buy or rent. It makes no difference, especially since in some cases you have no choice.
I haven't bought any big titled software packages for quite a few years and now I'm ready to move on to a newer computer and operating system and I'm at that crossroad of buying software again. Now that more and more software companies are offering the option of either buying the software package outright for a one-time fee or renting software on monthly or yearly basis, example Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop I'd like to know your opinions of on the pros and cons of buying vs. renting software. Your opinions are appreciated.
--Submitted by Manny G.