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The Latest Open Source Software Available and the Latest Development in ICT

The Latest Open Source Software Available and the Latest Development in ICT



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Published by: maplesea delphinus on Jul 16, 2009
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The Latest Open Source Software Available and the Latest Development inICTName:Mohd Nizam bin Mohammad ZawawyClass:4 Inovatif / 2009I/C Number:931117-14-6421Group Members:Nazril bin Abdul HamidAmer Muhammad bin Roslan
1.0IntroductionMeaning of Open Source Software (OSS)
Open source software (OSS) is defined as computer software for which thesource code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that meets the Open Source Definition or that is inthe public domain. This permits users to use, change, and improve the software, andto redistribute it in modified or unmodified forms.
Meaning of Hardware
A computer's hardware consists of the physical components necessary tooperate and interact with a computer. Since a computer's primary language is binary,devices are necessary to convert our input into that language. The binary code comingout of the computer must also be translated into something usable for the operator.
Meaning of Software
Software is often divided into two categories:
1.System software:
Includes the operating system and all the utilities thatenables the computer to function.
2.Application software
:Includes programs that do real work for users.For example, word processors, spreadsheets, and database managementsystems fall under the category of applications software.
2.0The Latest Open Source Operating System (OS)2.1Meaning of Open Source OS
Open Source Operating System is the most important program that runs ona computer that is free to use, change, and improve the software, and to redistribute itin modified or unmodified forms. Every general-purpose computer must have anoperating system to run other programs. Operating systems perform basic tasks, suchas recognizing input from the keyboard, sending output to the display screen, keepingtrack of files and directories on the disk, and controlling peripheral devices suchas disk drives and printers.
2.2Examples of Open Source OS
Kubuntu Linux
A user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment.With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu isthe GNU/Linux distribution for everyone. Improved desktop, updated applicationsand increased usability features are just a few of the surprises with this latest release.
Fedora Linux
A Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and opensource software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the FedoraProject. The Fedora Project is open and anyone is welcomed to join.

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