Value of switching to FOSS
maccam94 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 16:21:04 GMT 2008
Not only that, but you get the patches before there are any exploits ;-)
On Jan 21, 2008 11:13 AM, leftyfb <leftyfb at left-click.org> wrote:
> What people seem to leave out when explaining constant update with F/OSS
> is the fact that opposed to windows, you are receiving updates for ALL
> the packages/software you have installed through repositories. Not just
> the operating system and a few core applications. So you are receiving
> updates for pidgin, open office, xchat, gimp, inkscape, rhythmbox, vlc,
> etc. Not just nautilus, firefox and gedit which would be the equivalent
> in windows.
> Joe Palladino wrote:
> > 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.
> > Mindfulgeek..
> > aka Joe ;)
> > Blog: http://www.mindfulgeek.com
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