PC Magazine: Software Returns To Its Source

This extensive introductory article by Larry Seltzer on
open-source software by Larry Seltzer provides comparative reviews
of Red Hat, Slackware, Debian, and Caldera as well as coverage for
Netscape and Apache.

“Although it sounds like something you’d have to wear a pocket
protector to care about, open-source software suddenly has become a
very hot topic. Aided in large part by the growth of the Internet,
open-source software has quietly assumed a pivotal role behind
workaday tasks such as Web browsing and e-mail. Software makers are
lining up to support Linux, an open-source operating system. And
customers are realizing there just may be something to the concept.
All of which means that you can expect to see a lot more of
open-source software.”