Every so often I get the urge to get rid of all my proprietary hardware and software and go back to open source. Part of it is probably motivated by a sense of guilt over having these high-priced gadgets. Another part, however is prompted by the restrictions inherent to proprietary tools. The rebel in me doesn’t want to be told what I can and cannot do with my stuff. But also remember the struggles and stress of trying to get open source products to do what I wanted. Eventually this feeling will pass.