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                <title>Why You Should Use Free Software</title>
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                <h1>Why You Should Use Free Software 🆓</h1>
		<p>Free software is the best type of software. Not free as in free beer, but free as in freedom.
		If you use free software, then you control your computer, but if you don't use free software then chances are that you don't control your computer.
		Richard Stallman, the founder of the GNU project (GNU is Not Unix) and the FSF (Free Software Foundation) makes plenty
		of excellent points in <a href="https://www.fsf.org/blogs/rms/20140407-geneva-tedx-talk-free-software-free-society">this</a> video.</p>
		<p>One of the greatest reasons to use free software over proprietary software is the lack of malicious features.
		The majority of free software does not harmful affect the user unlike proprietary software which can spy on the user, slow the user's computer down, or deny the user access to their own computer in some cases!
		In fact, the GNU project has an entire section of their website dedicated to the malicious features of proprietary software <a href="https://www.gnu.org/proprietary/proprietary.html">here</a>.</p>
		<p>You can find a countless amount of free programs in the FSF's free software directory <a href="https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Main_Page">here</a>.
		There you can find a free program for any use. Need a free replacement for Microsoft Office? Use <a href="https://www.libreoffice.org/">LibreOffice</a>. Need a free web browser?
		Use <a href="https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/">Firefox</a>. Need a free media player? Use <a href="https://www.videolan.org/vlc/">VLC</a>. There is a free program for every use and problem.
		If you need software for a very specific task, there's probably a free software solution.</p>
		<h2>Some Very Cool Free Programs</h2>
		<p>If you want suggestions for very useful or very cool free programs, here are a few.</p>
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			<li><a href="https://mpv.io/">mpv</a>: A high quality video/media player with the ability to play YouTube videos.</li>
			<li><a href="https://pwmt.org/projects/zathura/">zathura</a>: A customizable document reader that can read PDF, CB, EPUB, and DJVU files (and more).</li>
			<li><a href="https://www.vim.org/">Vim</a>: A very useful and extensible text editor that is unlike your normal text editor (Fun fact: this website was written using Vim).</li>
			<li><a href="https://www.torproject.org/download/">Tor Browser</a>: A browser that makes the user almost completely anonymous.</li>
			<li><a href="https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/index">GNU Octave</a>: A free version of MATLAB that is almost completely compatible.</li>
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		<h2>Four Freedoms Infographic</h2>
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