Manuel Verlaat

A genuine tech geek, Manuel Verlaat, born 1979, has been developing software ever since his first steps on a ZX Spectrum computer and is now rapidly becoming a design and usability evangelist with hefty strides into minimalism.

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Why freeware sometimes doesn’t cut it.

Manuel Verlaat

Do you use open source software? If you're running Mozilla Firefox the answer is a clear yes. You are using a modern browser that sees frequent updates and didn't cost you a single cent. What seems unthinkable in other industries is common place in the software industry especially for private users. Good and totally free software made by hobbyists. Programs range from simple chat applications and multimedia suites to entire office bundles. Make no mistake, immense efforts are required to create and maintain such applications!