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Smart Biz: Open Doors to Open Source

Apr 08, 2006, 20:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Curt Finch)

"Statistics on the growth of a few open source programs--such as Apache (a webserver), Linux (an operating system), FreeBSD (an operating system), and PostgreSQL (a database server)--show that Linux and other open source applications are finding increasing acceptance in the global marketplace in small and large companies alike. In this article, we'll consider why open source is growing so fast, and what it means to small companies.

"Apache: On the Warpath: Apache is a free open source webserver that runs on most operating systems. The following graph shows how it has been taking market share from Microsoft's webserver (and others) since 1995..."

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