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1To Be Open or To Be ClosedJames RichardsonPOS/355December 7, 2015Ongart (Peng) Ratchaworapong
2To Be Open or To Be ClosedThe two main systems that compete on the market today for open and closed sources are Android and iOS. Each system has potential benefits and each one has negative impacts as well. Auser is entitled to his or her own choice when choosing a system that best fits their needs. The market is competitive and each company tries to draw in the others customers.The development costs for a closed source operating system are generally shelled out by the creating company (Secor, n.d.). Expenses or costs are then passed on to the user through the computer or mobile company that uses the closed source operating system, usually in the form of the initial purchase price. Every developer or company of closed source operating systems, such as iOS, does not allow the code behind the programming to be seen by other people. If security is compromised within the coding, it has to be discovered by a programmer from the company; but acompany only has a set amount of developers and programmers tasked to the closed source operating system, so it may be likely the security compromise will go unnoticed. When it comes to open source operating systems such as Android and the development costs, most is obtained through donations from companies or individuals. This allows the creating company to let the users determine the direction of the operating system and what happens next. The programming codes and source within the operating system is completely viewable by anyoneand everyone (Secor, n.d.). With more eyes on the programming codes there is the possibility of catching any security compromises quicker than that of a closed source operating system company. This may not always be the case though, because generally people tend to focus on an area they want, rather than reviewing the entire programming code.[Good research on Android.]
3Each system has its advantages and disadvantages from speed, all the way up to security. It is still ultimately up to the user on which system to go with. In recent years though, open source operating systems have been gaining great momentum, and Android is now outselling iOS by a considerable margin. So before that next purchase, be sure to review the details and make a solid choice on which operating system to go with. [You’ve got the concept! Good job!]
4ReferenceSecor, D. (n.d.). Open vs. Closed Source Operating System. Retrieved from James,Good job on the Open Source vs Closed Source. Please also take a look at the following article.