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Open Source Without Tears

Mar 07, 2008, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew McKenzie)

"Open-source software can save a small business loads of time, money and trouble. That's a good thing, because the process of finding the right open-source app to meet your business needs can be a royal pain in the butt--unless, that is, you know where to begin your open-source software hunt.

"As you may have guessed, I'm not talking about Google. Everyone's favorite search engine will eventually cough up the answers to your open-source questions, but only after dragging you through enough dead-end ghost sites, half-baked vaporware, and shareware bait-and-switch scams to turn a grown adult into a blubbering basket case..."

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