Have you ever used open-source software?

India
October 17, 2009 11:45am CST
Have you used LAMP server or configured a new linux box. or installed a open-source software such as PHP,apache n mysql in your system.Why do you go for open source? free cost or for anything else?
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@rafhon9s (23)
• United States
18 Oct 09
I have been a linux user for years. The basic idea of linux is not that new It is based on the old unix os that was harder to use for the average. The newer linux os is what most of you are referring to so use it does have a lot of new ideas. and yes it is free to use. I like open source because I like free software and I can chnaged it to work with my personality. I will still pay for programs that I do not have the time or want to take the time to program
• India
18 Oct 09
But still there are UNIX which are being sold, (EX:HP Unix,Red Hat ,Fedora LINUX,etc). Thanx for your response..
• United States
18 Oct 09
So true Those you listed a person will have to pay for if they want Other versions Mandiva,(use to be mandrake) Slax, Pupppy linux kubuntu and many others can be down loaded from the internet, then installed on the hard drive, or accessed from a CD. man
@don4of4 (24)
• United States
17 Oct 09
Well, its FREE. (Who doesn't love that?) Also, since everyone can improve it, open source application/OS's generally are reasonably good in terms of functionality and looks.
@mohan89 (242)
• India
17 Oct 09
Exactly don40f4. It is very good sofrware. I installed it last week and i think i'm enjoying it. After all it is Free.
• United States
17 Oct 09
Oh yeah, I absolutely agree with you. We love those software because they are new, accepted suggestions for improvement. For academic reasons, we could make improvement on it ourselves, and learning something brand new in the market. That is what we need for today. New and fresh idea. Innovative action to make our world much better.
• India
20 Oct 09
I dont have experience in LAMP server for php and mysql but i have used WAMP server instead for the same php and mysql. Most of them prefer open source software because you have to face a serious problem for copy rights or license check when you work online with sofware other than open source. When You use open source none to question you whether you work offline or online.
@voldrox (7204)
• India
19 Oct 09
I use linux, the greatest thing is that if you mail them, they ship you a free copy of the cd!... my friend has done that, ubuntu sends them...
@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
17 Oct 09
I use linux for my laptop, the Ubuntu, xubuntu and Kubuntu version. Crazy isn't it? I go for them, because they are new to me, and I am interest to get to know more these newbie software in the market. Plus, they are free and easy to use. I won't spend the rest of my life just doing Windows. It is too boring, don't you think so? Somehow, you just need fresh new ideas on everything.