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Lou Dolinar: Alternatives to Microsoftware

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| Why doesn't free trump expensive?
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| Every Microsoft product has a free, open source counterpart created by
| dedicated programmers who loathe everything the company stands for. The free
| stuff is darn good. Yet, companies and individuals continue to buy billions
| of dollars worth of Microsoft products.
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http://www.newsday.com/news/columnis...2628543.column


Related:

Source of the revolution

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| According to Ghosh, the notional value of Europe's investment in
| free/libre or open source software (FLOSS) today is Euro22bn,
| representing 20.5pc of the region's total software investment.
| Spending on OSS stands at Euro36bn and accounts for 20pc of software
| expenditure in the US.
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http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/...yid=single8105
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