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[News] GNU/Linux Thrives Because of Real Competition, Evolution

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Linux, Windows Seek Strength in Competition  

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| A competitive market, in which a number of producers offer a variety of 
| similar products that all have their own unique selling points, is good for 
| consumers. That's because producers gain customers only by tailoring products 
| to match consumers' demands. Or put another way, consumers can look at a 
| selection of competing products and choose the one that's best for them. 
| Innovation by one producer is followed by others' imitations, so over time 
| the overall quality of all the product offerings improves.      



Software Science vs Software Evolution, or Software Science and Software

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| And yet the unanticipated success of high profile technologies like Linux, 
| Apache, MySQL, PHP, and even Rails suggest that complementing software 
| science with software evolution is likely to yield even more impressive 
| results. By all means, employ science to focus and hone your investments when 
| necessary, but don’t forget that evolution is where true innovation comes 
| from.      


The Software God Delusion

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| Open source isn’t religion; it’s an evolution of the software industry. 


Have we raised a generation of technology drones?

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| I have been in the IT field long enough to remember when we didn't
| live in a Microsoft centric world. Several office applications from
| different vendors existed: Wordstar, Ami Pro/Word Pro, WordPerfect,
| Word, etc. Everyone had their preferences, based on needs, personal
| preferences, support and sometimes just on having learned a particular
| application first. Microsoft's domination in the office and now
| educational desktop seems to have led to a generation of technology
| drones. How can competition exist when anything not produced by Microsoft
| is considered to be a lesser product?

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