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Fairfax IT: Free fighter signs up

“A Melbourne company is the first in Australia to be accredited
as a Red Hat support partner for the increasingly popular freeware
Linux operating system.”

“The nature of software has changed from products to services.
Any business that depends on selling software as a product will
have difficulty. Every software niche will have an open source
competitor and closed source proprietary solutions can’t
compete.”

“Microsoft will release source as a possible reaction but unless
they reinvent themselves as a provider of services and support
company they have so much to lose by going to open source.”

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