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LinuxInsider: Considering Open Source Software

Apr 17, 2004, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ferina Manecksha)

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"When considering to opt for open source or Linux operating system, the final decision should be based on consumers' needs for the computer itself.

"According to United Nations Development Program's Asia-Pacific Open Source Network consultant Kenneth Wong, open source software offers greater flexibility, functionality or cost-benefit ratios for some people, while in other cases, traditional proprietary software such as Microsoft's Windows provides better functionality. He says if one is using a computer for e-mailing, Web browsing and basic word processing, then either system should be a good option..."

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