open source or proprietary software ?

pros and cons from techrepublic:

Advantages Disadvantages
open source Cost Support
open source Flexibility Documentation
open source No requirements Complexity
open source Freedom Advertising
open source Easier to detect vulnerabilities
proprietary software Single vendor Products can be bulky
proprietary software Enterprise-grade products Cost surprises
proprietary software Professional interface Confusing license schemes
proprietary software Routine updates Dependence on vendors
proprietary software No programming needed Switching can be hard
proprietary software Integration across products
proprietary software Investments can pay off
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