Non-Free software licences pose a heavy burden on users. Users give up information, rights to use their own hardware and get only restrictive access to software. Sometimes it’s a royal pain. I imagine pain is being felt by millions of users of Adobe software due to a breach of security:
“Adobe responded, confirming that the investigation has revaled that the original attackers obtained access to Adobe IDs and then-valid encrypted passwords for approximately 38 million active users.”
There is a silver lining in this of course. The number could have been hundreds of millions rather than tens. This means, for all time, we will be able to tell trolls, who thunder that GIMP cannot do stuff and that PS is ESSENTIAL, to jump in a nearby lake…
If intruders had access to 38 million active accounts, they must have had access to all of them, so now we have an upper limit on the PCs using PS out of the 1500 million PCs extant, almost. Of course, some accounts may have covered gazillions of licences, but certainly PS isn’t running around the hard drives of all the PCs out there but GIMP can. GIMP does not require a licensing agreement, nor a fee, so it works better for people who just want to use their hardware to do stuff, which is the purpose of IT. Use FLOSS. It’s the right way to do IT.