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Tom's Hardware Guide: Making Open Source Software Pay

Jul 28, 2004, 19:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Humphrey Cheung)

"While some home users, hackers and hobbyists have switched to Linux or other Open Source software, businesses seem to have been more cautious. What exactly is Open Source software? Are there issues with licensing and technical support? In this article, we will answer those questions and much more.

"To understand how Open Source software works, we need to start off by examining how traditional Closed Source programs are developed. You may have used Windows XP, Office XP and Adobe Photoshop. All are examples of Closed Source programs..."

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