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Business Week: Freeware? What's Not to Like?

Jan 06, 1999, 02:23 (6 Talkback[s])

"A quiet revolution sweeping the software industry could in time give us better programs, largely through more competition and choice. The force driving the change... is the Internet."

"Linux makes the strongest case for the somewhat improbable claim that the army of volunteers that updates and maintains it can produce better software than Microsoft's well-paid minions. On the down side, Linux has a mind-numbing installation procedure--it took me hours of work to get a system running--and few off-the-shelf applications."

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