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It's difficult, if not impossible, to argue against the value proposition of GNU and Open Source software, although some have tried. Due to zero licensing fees, lower administrative overhead, high-quality code, security releases that are distributed in minutes or hours rather than months or marketing cycles, and free online support from thousands of like-minded developers and users, GNU and Open Source offerings are often the best solution. The math is really quite compelling:
 
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|+
 
| '''Applications'''
 
| '''Industry Leader'''
 
| align="right" | '''Cost'''
 
|-
 
| GNU/Linux
 
| Yes
 
| align="right" | 0
 
|-
 
| Apache Web Server
 
| Yes
 
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|-
 
| MySQL Relational Database
 
| Yes
 
| align="right" | 0
 
|-
 
| PHP Scripting Language
 
| Yes
 
| align="right" | 0
 
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| Joomla! Content Management System
 
| Yes
 
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| Thousands of Joomla Extensions
 
| Varies
 
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|+
 
| '''Support'''
 
| '''Relative Quality'''
 
| align="right" | '''Cost'''
 
|-
 
| Joomla! Project Leadership Team
 
| High
 
| align="right" | 0
 
|-
 
| Joomla! Forge
 
| High
 
| align="right" | 0
 
|-
 
| Joomla! Online Forums
 
| High
 
| align="right" | 0
 
|-
 
| Joomla! Documentation
 
| Medium
 
| align="right" | 0
 
|-
 
| Thousands of Online Volunteers
 
| High
 
| align="right" | 0
 
|-
 
| Paid Professional Support
 
| Widely Available
 
| align="right" | 0
 
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| align="right" | '''Total'''
 
|  
 
| align="right" | '''0'''
 
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