"My wife and I started a web development company back in June of
this past year 2007. In doing so we sought out using open source
applications to help us run our business from the beginning to help
us save money. Using open source software rather than proprietary
software would enable us to keep as low of an overhead as possible.
In searching for alternatives to open source software (paid
software) that could actually benefit our business and what we are
doing, it was striking to find out how much money we could have
been spending. I won't waste my time and explain to you the paid
software applications we were interested in purchasing. But rather,
I will share with you what open source applications we have been
able to use instead saving us an estimated about of $100,000 and
counting. I say counting because unfortunately most paid software
programs find a way to come out with new versions every year so
that you can be charged yet again..."
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