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He has a point.

I just surfed the site with AdBlockPlus off and I was really surprised by the amount of ads and all the BIG download buttons.

Though all the "slimy stuff"... meh.

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He has a point.

It's one thing to say "I don't like ads."

It's another thing entirely to make a moral judgment and libel a website that employs them.

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It means he's an ignoramus who spits on the kindness of others. He takes full advantage of others' generosity, but would never dream of showing any in return.

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WTH does "Free stuff has no value" mean?

Gee, that means all of us! Because our parents didn't pay for us, we're worthless. *sigh*

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WTH does "Free stuff has no value" mean?

Gee, that means all of us! Because our parents didn't pay for us, we're worthless. *sigh*

My parents have been paying for me for 19 years.

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I responded. Just in case it doesn't get approved:

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Hello, Tim Long. First, an introduction: my name is Mike Ryan and I often consider myself an emerging web and logo designer. While that is not qualification enough to formulate a professional response to your article I hope that the fact I run and operate a website dedicated to the visual image of Paint.NET (http://www.spreadpaint.net) is enough to describe what makes Paint.NET special as a free program.

Fist of all, free software is for free people. Paint.NET is published as free and therefore as a free person you have the privilege of choice; you can either download and install the software or not. Regardless, it is you the user who has the responsibility to understand that the software required work, effort, and strength to create, publish and create a name for said software.

So, Paint.NET required the work and effort of Rick Brewster as well as the other members of the early development party. How much work? We can only imagine based on the quality of the product. In Paint.NET's defense, I strongly believe that the software is of high quality and that Rick Brewster consistently makes well informed, educated decisions about the continuation of development. And for that, I as a free person should be given the right to donate to him and / or to see the advertisements on the Paint.NET homepage. If I don't want to donate, I won't. If I don't want too see the ads, there's an AdBlocker for that.

But where free software like Paint.NET shines is that - because of the quality - it creates a community of highly diverse individuals. The Paint.NET community (http://paintdotnet.forumer.com) continues to exceed the expectations of many members. We, the community, always manage to push the envelope when it comes to new Paint.NET methods, tutorial publication, troubleshooting, plugin development, or in my case website creation.

The community creates value for Paint.NET. Rick Brewster provides the choice. You ask Rick Brewster to be honest if it is free or not, but that isn't his choice to make. Do YOU think the software is free or not? Do you believe it is worth a money value? A time value? A work value? If so, then the options are there: Donate, see the ads, write tutorials, provide troubleshooting, develop plugins, whatever. Either way, everybody wins.

- Mike Ryan

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Just spotted Paint.NET in my book, "Creating a Web Site", made by Missing Manuals on p. 189. It is quite a good book, and I got jumpy when I saw this. :)

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Lifehacker Pack 2010 - Our list of essential Windows downloads

http://lifehacker.com/5548767/lifehacker-pack-2010-our-list-of-essential-windows-downloads

"When you need to crop, cut, or otherwise edit an image, Windows' built-in Paint isn't quite enough, while a full-fledged Photoshop or GIMP installation is probably too much. Paint.NET is just about perfect for the graphic design needs of a non-graphic-designer."

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The German computer magazine CHIP mentioned PDN in the 4th editon of 2010. This sidebar-notice is addicted to an article about how to make your computer more fast.

Schnelle Software

für jedes Einsatzgebiet

Mit schlanken Programmen wie den folgenden schonen Sie Systemressourcen und hohlen mehr Leistung aus Windows.

[...]

PAINT.NET

Die Software bietet Privatanbietern alle wichtigen Funktionen zur Bildoptimierung und -manipulation.

In English, with the friendly help of Mr. Google ;)

Fast software

for every application

With slim programs such as the following you preserve system resources and tease more power from Windows.

[...]

PAINT.NET

The software provides private sellers all important functions for image enhancement and manipulation.

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