7 Closed-Source Apps for Linux

With all of the noise going back and forth about how open source software is "better" for the end user, I am of the mind that this is clearly in the eyes of the beholder. So while there have been tremendous successes on the browser and operating system fronts, I can think of a number of instances where the closed source alternative still outshines the FOSS (free and open source software) alternative.

In this article, I will be exploring specific closed source applications that happen to be compatible with the open source platform known commonly as "desktop Linux" -- that way I'll be distribution neutral.

Adobe Flash

Without question, the single "killer" app that allowed me to migrate successfully. The fact that it is of a close source code nature only adds to the twist of it being so critical to the adoption to the Linux platform for mainstream users.