Value of switching to FOSS

Joe Palladino mindfulgeek at
Mon Jan 21 14:42:22 GMT 2008

I was talking to a friend about FOSS and OSS software last night and it 
occurred to me that one of the big reasons to switch is that it is 
FREE.  Let me explain. 

We were talking about bug fixes and updates.  He mentioned that for 
F/OSS there are constant updates.  In MS products there are packaged 
updates done on a "semi regular" basis.  To me, one of the bigger 
benefits of FOSS are the updates.  They are done by enthusiasts and 
reviewed by peers and users a like.  Also, there aren't any investors to 
please.  A company has to do spin and play down the effects.  We just 
rush to fix it.

I was just wondering if in our presentations we talk about this.

aka Joe ;)


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