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Open-source software can be the answer

Jan 23, 2012, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"Open-source software programs may not always be as polished as their paid counterparts, but they often deliver the same results. And, because the source code is open, the software is constantly reviewed and improved upon by a community of developers. Security bugs are usually detected and fixed quickly.

"So, what's the down side? If something does go wrong with free software, you'll need to wade into a forum or search online to get an answer. You can't always dash off an e-mail to Microsoft or dial an 800 number."

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