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For more than a decade, PHP developers have had little choice in where they actually get the latest version of PHP: either PHP.net or as a package from a Linux distribution. Zend, the commercial backer of PHP, is now offering another choice. Zend Core 2.0, the first Zend Core release for the broader PHP community, is a PHP distribution that benefits from additional testing, bundled features, applications and support that also includes an update service. And though it extends PHP in a number of ways, it's still open source.