"Open source software (OSS) has become a buzzword sometimes
burdened by misperception and misunderstanding. The OSS movement is
deeply rooted in the Linux/Unix community, and it's based on the
premise that developers distribute their software complete with the
source code for inspection or customization. But OSS software is
not limited to the Linux and Unix operating
systems—increasingly, OSS applications are available for
Windows, too, even though Windows itself is a closed-source
"Budget-minded small business owners can choose from a number of
free, open-source applications designed for Windows that will
reliably handle their productivity needs..."
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