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Open Source versus Closed Source (Proprietary) Software


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Wrapping Up FOSS Predictions for 2010 with a Look Back


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oss open source support  of systems- Templating, single OSs and applications and other technology advances make management of Virtuozzo VEs and servers much simpler than regular servers or virtual machines. Automate routine tasks- The automation tools and scripts possible with Virtuozzo make managing VEs across servers simple and potentially a single action. Reduce overall management costs through eficiency- Many manageability advances enable much better and eficient server management. Reduce overall management costs through Read More

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