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history-of-open-source-software Jun 5, 2021

History of Open Source Software

Open-Source Software is software that includes access to the source code when it is distributed. It is possible to use, modify and distribute it. The source code is something that you rarely get to see in regular software. In the early days of computing, software was typically delivered with the ...

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advantages-and-disadvantages-of-open-source-software Mar 22, 2021

Advantages and Disadvantages of Open Source Software

By now, most people have heard of open source software, and probably have even tried some in the past. Traditional software has often seemed prohibitively expensive and beyond the reach of many people who would like to use it. For example, Microsoft Office is a very desirable applicatio...

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3-reasons-why-you-should-contribute-to-open-source-projects Jan 27, 2021

3 Reasons Why You Should Contribute to Open Source Projects

Most of us at some time will have used open-source software. We understand that the work carried out to develop the software may have been carried out by numerous individuals volunteering their time. As I sat at my desk the other day I wondered what motivates people to donate their time and skill...

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open-source-vs-closed-source-software Nov 30, 2020

Open Source Vs. Closed Source Software

Open-source software v closed source software is a topic that nearly everyone will have a view about. People tend to have very entrenched views and can be very vocal. I hope I can be even-handed in this comparison and present both sides of the argument. Open Source Software What is Open Source So...

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reasons-why-we-should-use-linux Nov 7, 2020

Reasons Why We Should Use Linux

People frequently engage in debates about what they consider to be the best operating system. Typically, however, the discussion only includes two operating systems, macOS or Windows. Rarely does the conversation include the third operating system, Linux? Linux has built a reputation as a system ...

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