Open Source for Everyone

Posted on Friday, Jun 29 2007 @ 07:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Here's a guide to creating a PC that runs off of open source software.
Mention open source to most computer users and you’ll receive a blank stare. Talk to a techie and his eyes will light up. For far too long, open source has been the province of the geeks, who have been eager to embrace its workings and improve it. But these days, open source is becoming something for everyone.

So what is open source, anyway? It’s software, available to anyone, where the code that makes it run is openly displayed, and often of much better quality than you’ll find in commercially available ware, as people contribute to improve it. Best of all, it’s free to download and distribute..
Check it out at DigitalTrends.


About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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