Open Source Vs. Proprietary Solutions: Case Study of Windows and Linux, a Consumer Perspective

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Provided by: Creative Commons
Topic: Software
Format: PDF
This is a non-partial evaluation of open source and proprietary solutions based on Linux and Windows which can serve as an introduction to Linux for Windows users. The paper studies some technological competition between open-source and proprietary software. The organizational structure of open-source software is a key feature which, together with compatibility, can allow open-source software to overcome existing proprietary standards. Linux and Microsoft Windows differ in philosophy, cost, versatility and stability, with each seeking to improve in their perceived weaker areas.
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