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Linux and Open Source: How It Affects Small Organizations

“Linux and other open source applications are finding increasing
acceptance in the global marketplace in small and large companies
alike. Statistics on the growth of a few open source programs–like
Apache, a web server; Linux, an operating system; FreeBSD, an
operating system; and PostgreSQL, a database server–show this to
be true. In this article, we’ll consider why open source is growing
so fast, and what it means to you, the leader of a small
company.

“Apache is a free open source web server that runs on most
operating systems. The following graph shows how it has been taking
market share from Microsoft’s web server (and others) since
1995…”


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