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[News] Proprietary Software's Business Future Seems Gloomy, Free Software Offers More

  • Subject: [News] Proprietary Software's Business Future Seems Gloomy, Free Software Offers More
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 01 Nov 2009 13:33:01 +0000
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What Does Half of the Fortune 100 do when their Proprietary Software Dies?

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| Today I saw a note that once high flier 
| KANA was being sold for $49 million in 
| cash to a private equity firm. Not because 
| they have any real assets but because they 
| have a $400 million operating loss. The 
| company is essentially a publicly traded 
| shell that might be used to roll a 
| profitable or growing company who wants to 
| go public into. This has many advantages I 
| suppose for the shareholders of the new 
| company but what about the customers?


Open source: Big value, not big money

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| Like the soccer economy, the open-source 
| software economy is best measured by the 
| total value it creates, which will have 
| very little to do with the direct sales 
| the Red Hats of the world report. Open 
| source saves enterprises billions of 
| dollars in license fees, and arguably has 
| the potential to collectively add 
| trillions of dollars in productivity 
| gains.



Takin' Care of Business

,----[ Quote ]
| Many people have never heard of the Linux
| operating system. Linux is a free operating
| system that is a perfect fit for laptop and
| desktop computers. Linux's popularity has
| increased with the spread of Netbooks and
| several Netbook manufacturers ship their
| machines with Linux as the default operating
| system. The attractive price and availability
| of Linux has been bringing a lot of attention
| to this alternative operating system.
| I use Linux on my personal Netbook computer. I
| bought the Netbook about two years ago for
| $249. My Netbook is very small, extremely
| portable, and provides all the computing power
| I need when I am on the road. Linux is the
| perfect fit because it is a âsmallâ operating
| system that uses very little memory and other
| machine resources. My Netbook is small enough
| that I use an old hard drive carrying case to
| hold the Netbook when I travel and find this
| much more portable than my bulky old laptop
| case.


Ubuntu Linux is Prime Time for your Business Desktop and
Notebook Computing Environment

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| So with the purchase of an IBM T40 (a tough
| notebook), increasing system administration
| time was not an option. This alone forced an
| serious consideration of Linux as an
| alternative operating environment. That was
| five years ago. Now an established Linux
| user, I can clearly profess the capabilities
| and benefits of Linux for small and large
| businesses, especially, when it comes to
| notebook deployment.

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