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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  • No guarantee of regular updates…become outdated quickly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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