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A Guide to Open Source Projects

GPLv3-logo-redThese days there is a huge range of open source projects, from office suites like Open Office.org, web browsers like Firefox and operating systems like Linux. Open source projects can generally be downloaded and used for free, and developers can inspect and build on the code that was used to create them.

In this guide you will find overviews of some of the most popular open source projects, comparisons between open source and commercial applications, and helpful information on how these projects can be used by businesses looking to save some money. You might be surprised at just how good free software can be.

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