like Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, Microsoft Office and Notepad.The next advantage is possibly the most important and the biggest for free and open sourcesoftware. There is a big cost difference for open software and proprietary one. When user purchases new free software, he pays much less for it, rather than he would have paid for theclosed analogue. After the actual purchase, if the user wants to update or maintain his newfree software, he pays less as well. Consumer spends less amount of money on the license for open source software. Free software does not always ask to update compatible hardware.There are new hardware types which are being released almost every day, by the time the factthat hardware for open source software does not need to be upgraded saves even more funds.As it was written before free software has its source code available for anyone. That allowsusers to personalize applications for their own interest. It will make software easier to use,less complicated to access, edit the design and interface. Furthermore user is even able tochange functionality and processes. Due to all of those facts, personalization is one moreadvantage of free software. The next advantage is that the user has more options to choosefrom when he purchases free software, because every single type of it was changed for manydifferent purposes, and consumer can easily find the one which suits him.Accessibility to source code might increase security of the system. Nowadays there are manyspywares and viruses in the web. They might slow down the system, secretly observe users’actions, and damage the system by deleting files. Spywares are gathering personalinformation, which is against the Data Protection Act. Every line of source code of freesoftware being tested individually by millions of people around the world, they are able toidentify threads and bugs, which lead to better system security. All the incidents and faults of free software and open source software are held in one list. It is easier to monitor, find andsolve the problems if these problems are in one incident list. Individual users will benefitfrom the single incident handling system for free software.