Google seems intent to make all my unvoiced technical dreams come true. So to make their jobs easier, I've decided to "voice" my actual requests for my most recent Google Gem, Google Voice. In return, I'll share with them how they can get me to pay for it.
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Have you ever heard of a Passport Card? I hadn’t either until recently when I went online to renew my Passport Book and I saw there was an option about $50.00 cheaper (www.travel.state.gov), so I started doing some research. Here’s what I found out that I think will be helpful to you:
Linux has been my primary Desktop for about 13 years now. As such I rarely have to pay for software. Open source is just awesome that way. Yet when I thought about it I have paid for Codeweavers Crossover Linux, despite the fact that its available for free as wine. I've also paid for Zend's Studio for Eclipse even though much of the functionally is available in the PDT plugin for Eclipse. While I don't do so currently, I've been known to pay for SuSE Linux and StarOffice.