Top 10 areas where open source leads the way
Feb 09, 2010, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"This is a given, granted, but we couldn't form a list of what
open source does right without including the brainchild of Linus
Torvalds. What started as a learning experience for the young
programmer has now grown into a fully fledged rival for the likes
of Microsoft and Apple.
"It's easy to see the benefits of Linux. Many heads working
together to make something perfect. Hundreds of thousands of beta
testers out there, running different combinations of architecture,
seeing what works and fixing what doesn't. It's communist computer
"One only has to imagine how much better Windows or OSX could be
if those skilled geeks that spend their time hacking the OS were
allowed to consult, improve and stabilise it.
"For this reason, Linux is the cornerstone of open source."