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Open Source Software. By: Cheyenne Combs. What is open source software?. Open Source software is a program where the source code is available to the public for modification of design free of charge. Why free??.

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Open source software

Open Source Software

By: Cheyenne Combs


What is open source software
What is open source software?

  • Open Source software is a program where the source code is available to the public for modification of design free of charge.


Why free
Why free??

  • Open Source software is free of charge because it will produce a more “bug-free” product for everyone to use. They are not worried about the named ownership or financial gain.


Advantages
Advantages

  • FREE!

  • Right to redistribute modifications and improvements

  • Availability

  • Use software in any way

  • Lesser hardware costs


Disadvantages
Disadvantages

  • Information overload

  • Alert Fatigue

  • Sometimes unreliable

  • No qualified support available

  • No guarantee of regular updates…become outdated quickly


Open source operating systems
Open Source Operating Systems

  • Desktop operating Systems

    • Mandriva

    • PC BSD

  • Server Operating Systems

    • Free BSD

    • Red Hat

  • Special Purpose Operating System

    • Smoothwall Firewall

    • Knoppix Rescue CD

  • Commercial Support

    • Actuate

    • Alfresco


Works cited
Works Cited

  • Beal, Vangie. “What is Open Source Software?” 31 August 2010. Webopedia. 26 September 2008. <http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Computer_Scienc e/2005/open_source.asp>.

  • Gonzalez-Barahoma, Jesus M. Advantages of open source software. Web. 24 April 2000.

  • D., Tyler. Reference.com. n.d. <http://www.reference.com/motif/computers/disadvantages- of-open-source-software>.

  • Reyes, Francisco. “Open Source Subnet.” 10 March 2010. Networkworld. <http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/opensource/031010 -select-an-open-source-os-opensource-subnet.html?page=1>.


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