CISC101_extracredit5 - _ Holly Zakos CISC 101 - VA 15...

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____________ Holly Zakos CISC 101 - VA 15 November 2009 Extra Credit – Class Nine Technology in Action Chapter 5: Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management 1. Open-Source Pros and Cons a. Other advantages of open-source code are: i. The code can be adapted to work on new hardware, such as adapting Linux to work on iPods. ii. It’s usually free, or less expensive than its alternatives. iii. Because problems are addressed and fixed as they arise, open-source programs are usually more stable/secure. iv. They have the potential for more innovative features because anyone who has an idea can edit open-source code and distribute it. v. It’s less likely to become obsolete because if the original developer decides to stop working on it, anyone is welcome to continue tweaking it. vi. Users can customize a program to suit their needs. b. Disadvantages of open-source code are: i. Since no one person owns the right to the program, there is no one to address for technical support.
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ii. There is no guarantee of quality or reliability. Most open-source
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