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Business gives open source thumbs-up

ITWeb - Around 50% of surveyed companies claim that vendor-supported open source software provides either the same or better features and benefits than proprietary software.

This is the key finding in this year's ITWeb open source survey, administered in conjunction with Linux Warehouse, which attracted more business management respondents than last year's survey.

The majority of respondents voted overwhelmingly that open source is either the same or better than proprietary in terms of features, speed performance, ease of use, tools and utilities, documentation, technical support, cost of ownership, scalability and ease of change