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I agree that SaaS is more convenient in the short term on both sides, but people have been using desktop-based software for a long time so I don't think it's accurate to say it makes no sense. Like anything else, there are tradeoffs.

Desktop software works "forever" (as long as the underlying OS and drivers don't break support for it, at least) and the longer you use it, the more value you get for your money. SaaS works until the company that maintains it stops supporting it, and the value scaling is basically the reverse of desktop software.

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