Shopify vs Magento

I am a student and I was looking to explore both Shopify and Magento.

It looks like there is a lot of freelance work available for Shopify, but I was wondering what the use cases are for the two stores. When should Magento be used and when should Shopify be used?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPRetiredCommented:
Shopify is a pay to play, Magento is Open Sourced.
Shopify is hosted, Magento you're left on your own to source hosting and installation.

They are both a CMS but it's a pretty much apples and oranges comparisons.. like windows or mac...

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