M-net readers divided on Open Source software
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| Perhaps the most famous open source example is Linux, which is an open
| alternative to Windows and Mac operating systems. Initially developed and
| used by enthusiasts on personal computers, Linux has since gained support
| from major corporations like IBM, Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and
| Novell for servers and is gaining popularity in the personal computer
| Exactly 50 per cent said they used Open Source applications for
| some operations, while 38.9 per cent replied with an emphatic 'No, never'.
| Somewhat surprising was the 11.1 per cent who said they used Open Source
| software for everything, although none of you said you were thinking
| about trying Open Source anytime soon.
| We at m-net predict that open source software will become more and
| more prevalent, and that 38.9 per cent of you will soon be joining the
| 50 per cent who use Open Source for at least some operations. Some of
| you may start thinking about buying open source hardware or even open
| source computer chips, as recently developed by Sun Microsystems.