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7. You have to be an expert to use it
This point relates to the previous entries. I still hear that old question, "Do you have to write your own drivers to use that?" The answer has been, for a long time, no. Many people still believe that open-source software is for Übergeeks who can compile software in their sleep. Not so.
In fact, with most open-source projects, there's no need to install from source now. Most platforms have binary installers that make adding open-source software to your PC as easy as installing proprietary software — in some cases, even easier. And using most open-source software is the same. Like all things to do with computers, as the intelligence of the average computer user has dropped, the ease of use of open-source software has increased.
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