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CHAPTER 4
Open Source Software
In this chapter you will learn about:
•  Open source software
•  Open source software development
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Today, many powerful applications are available that run on Linux. This array of powerful applications has been a key factor in helping Linux transform from a programmer’s pet project to a robust tool suitable for wide deployment in the modern workplace. You will be happy to learn that most of these applications are completely free. Yes, you read that correctly: they are free.
This is because most of the software developed ...

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