What is the benefits of providing free software development tools?

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i have worked on some free software development tools that can be downloaded for free and allows to build free software such as eclipse , microsft visula web developer,etc, i have been using these tools during my study.My question is that i can build free web sites using these tools so what will the organization which prodice these software benifits from this !!!
thanks

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There are a lot as a matter of fact. For one thing you as a user of free software are testing them out and this now saves them the money of actually paying someone to do what you are doing. Checking software for bugs and marketing research are just a few of the things they benefit from giving away free software. Don’t get me wrong as I am not implying any negative information about the countless companies and individuals who make them.

For some individuals, It might be hard to understand but they simply want to give things in return. :)
I’m a sucker for free software as well. Working as a computer technician and a web developer, I used to recommend commercial software and they think I’m selling something else other than my services. And, as I have learned, recommending free software to my clients actually helped me build up my reputation. cheers!

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There are a lot as a matter of fact. For one thing you as a user of free software are testing them out and this now saves them the money of actually paying someone to do what you are doing. Checking software for bugs and marketing research are just a few of the things they benefit from giving away free software. Don’t get me wrong as I am not implying any negative information about the countless companies and individuals who make them.

For some individuals, It might be hard to understand but they simply want to give things in return. :)
I’m a sucker for free software as well. Working as a computer technician and a web developer, I used to recommend commercial software and they think I’m selling something else other than my services. And, as I have learned, recommending free software to my clients actually helped me build up my reputation. cheers!

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