Sun 24. 05. 2015 - 12:54:55  
> Also another major deciding factor is availability of source code.
> It just gives everybody a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that there is
> source code available to the product you are using. It allows everybody
> to improve on the product and fix bugs etc. sooner that the author(s)
> would get the time/chance to.
I think this is one the really BIG reasons for the snowball/onslaught
of Linux and the wealth of stuff available that gets enhanced faster
than the real vendors can keep up.
-- Norman