The Free Software Store is produced in Australia
for a world-wide
This means that we use standard British English rather than American
English on our site (so you may find we use "s" rather than "z" on many
words and add a "u" to "colour").
We also tend to be a bit forthright in our reviews (ie our opinions
are rarely sugar-coated).
But they're honest, well-meant opinions. And we hope that shines through
our occasional rough edges or statements that more sensitive souls might
find breath-takingly frank (eg: our opinions about spammers and why
stringing them up may be the only language their kind understand - and yes,
we're joking. Well, maybe...).
Australia - like Europe and Japan - is also a culture that pays a high degree
of attention to quality.
So in our reviews you'll find that we pay attention to issues like software
usability and the absence or presence of bugs that some other
sites might not.
From an Australian point of view, these rate just as importantly with
us (sometimes more importantly) than mere functionality (eg: we think it's
no use if a piece of software does 10 different things if 5 of them fall
over or one of them messes up your Registry).
However, software in the 21st century is a global product.
So no matter where you live in the world, we think our reviews should
be just as relevant to you as they are to everyone else.
And we welcome your feedback at any time.