"Free software is great, and corporate America loves it. It's
often high-quality stuff that can be downloaded free off the
Internet and then copied at will. It's versatile--it can be
customized to perform almost any large-scale computing task--and
it's blessedly crash-resistant.
"A broad community of developers, from individuals to large
companies like IBM, is constantly working to improve it and
introduce new features. No wonder the business world has embraced
it so enthusiastically: More than half the companies in the Fortune
500 are thought to be using the free operating system Linux in
their data centers..."
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