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Business Week: Freeware? What’s Not to Like?

“A quiet revolution sweeping the software industry could in time
give us better programs, largely through more competition and
choice. The force driving the change… is the Internet.”

“Linux makes the strongest case for the somewhat improbable
claim that the army of volunteers that updates and maintains it can
produce better software than Microsoft’s well-paid minions. On the
down side, Linux has a mind-numbing installation procedure–it took
me hours of work to get a system running–and few off-the-shelf
applications.”

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