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The Latest Open Source Software Available and The Latest Development In ICT

Name Class

: Muhammad Daniel Bin Abd Radzak : 5T 1

IC Number : 961224-10-5817 Teacher School : : SMKSM

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INTRODUCTION
Open-source software (OSS) is computer software that is available in source code form: the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under an open-source license that permits users to study, change, improve and at times also to distribute the software.open source software is very often developed in a public, collaborative manner. Open-source software is the most prominent example ofopen-source development and often compared to (technically defined) user-generated content or (legally defined) open content movements.

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Computer

hardware is

the

collection

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physical

elements

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a computer system. Computer hardware refers to the physical parts or components of computer such as monitor, keyboard, hard disk, mouse, etc. Refers to objects that you can actually touch, like disks, disk drives, display screens, keyboards, printers, boards, and chips. In contrast, software is untouchable. Software exists as ideas, concepts, and symbols, but it has no substance. A combination of hardware and software forms a usable computing system.

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Computer software, or just software, is a collection of computer programs and related data that provides the instructions for telling a computer what to do and how to do it. Software refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of the computer for some reasons. In other words, software is a set of programs, procedures, algorithms and its documentation concerned with the operation of a data processing system.

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The latest open source operating system (os).

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open source is a philosophy, or pragmatic methodology that promotes free redistribution and access to an end product's design and implementation details. Before the phrase open source became widely adopted, developers and producers used a variety of phrases to describe the concept; open source gained hold with the rise of the Internet, and the attendant need for massive retooling of the computing source code Opening the source code enabled a self-enhancing diversity of production models, communication paths, and interactive communities. The open-source software movement was born to describe the environment that the new copyright, licensing, domain, and consumer issues created

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Examples of open Source OS.

a) DreamLinux 5.0 (2012)

DreamLinux 5.0 is based on Debian Wheezy 7.0 with Linux kernel 3.1. The only edition available is an ISO image around 956 MB. It features:

Xfce 4.8 desktop with quite similar look to MAC OS X user interface. Programming environments for Ruby Lua, Vala, C, C++, Python and Perl Server and network applications: Apache2, PHP5, MySQL, Samba, Netatalk, TorrentFlux, SSH, Bluetooth, Network-Manager, Avahi-Daemon (Bonjour), Preload, Fancontrol, Cpufreqd.

Pre-installed applications for end-users:

1. Chromium web browser. 2. Audio, video codec for playing many multimedia formats, 3. SoftMaker office suite Textmaker, Planmaker and Presentations. 4. Graphics editors Gimp and InkScape, along with shotwell photo manager and FoxitReader PDF reader application.

b) OS X

Version 10.8: "Mountain Lion" Main article: OS X Mountain Lion OS X v10.8 "Mountain Lion" was announced on February 16, 2012. It will incorporate some features seen in iOS 5. These include Game Center, support for iMessage in the new Messages messaging application, and Reminders as a to-do list app separate from iCal (which is renamed as Calendar, like the iOS app). It also includes support for storing iWork documents in iCloud.[103] It is scheduled to be released in July 2012.[77] Notification Center, which makes its debut in Mountain Lion, is a desktop version similar to the one in iOS 5.0 and higher. Application pop-ups are now concentrated on the corner of the screen, and the Center itself is pulled from the right side of the screen. Mountain Lion also includes more Chinese features including support for Baidu as an option for Safari search engine, QQ, 163.com and 126.com services for Mail, Contacts and Calendar, Youku, Tudou and Sina Weibo are integrated into share sheets.

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The Latest Open Source Application Software.

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Meaning of Open Source Application Software.

Open source application software is computer software that is available in source code form for which the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that permits users to study, change, and improve the software. Open source licenses often meet the requirements of the Open Source Definition. Some open source application software is available within the public domain. Open source application software is very often developed in a public, collaborative manner. Open source application software is the most prominent example of open source development and often compared to user-generated content or open content movements. The term open source application softwareoriginated as part of a marketing campaign for free application software.

3.2 Examples of Open Source Application Software.

Illustrator CS was the first version to include 3-dimensional capabilities allowing users to extrude or revolve shapes to create simple 3D objects. Illustrator CS2 (version 12) was available for both the Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems. It was the last version for the Mac which did not run natively on Intel processors. Among the new features included in Illustrator CS2 were Live Trace, Live Paint, a control palette and custom workspaces. Live Trace allows for the conversion of bitmap imagery into vector art and improved upon the previous tracing abilities. Live Paint allows users more flexibility in applying color to objects, specifically those that overlap. In the same year as the CS2 release, Adobe Systems announced an agreement to acquire Macromedia in a stock swap valued at about $3.4 billion and it integrated the companies' operations, networks, and customercare organizations shortly thereafter.

AnvSoft Photo Flash Maker Platinum 5.48

With Photo Flash Maker Platinum, you can use your photos, flv videos and songs to create gorgeous flash slideshows in SWF format for watching on computer, burn the auto-run flash photo album to gift CD/DVD, build a web gallery with amazing flash slideshows with dynamic SWF + HTML + XML files, or upload the slideshows to our free web album Go2Album, and then embed the slideshows to MySpace, Blogger, Friendster and many other social networking websites.Photo Flash Maker Platinum allows you to add flv videos as slides. Photos and videos can be mixed in a flash album.

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THE LATEST DEVELOPMENT IN ICT

4.1 Hardware a) Canon Pixma MP280

b) Canon Pixma MX360

-The Canon Pixma MP280 is an entry level all-inone printer, scanner, and copier with enhanced photo printing capabilities. It was the budgetfriendly model out of its line of eight photo printers released by Canon in 2010. Taking on the new Pixma photo printer look, it features a simple glossy black design with silver accents just like the previously reviewed sister product, the Canon Pixma MP495. Canon has included Full HD Movie Print and photo editing software, as well as the Easy Photo Print app for Android smartphones in the package.Moreover, this photo all-in-one offers high color resolution color photo capabilities with a maximum of 4800 x 1200 dpi and is Energy Star certified

-The Canon Pixma MX360 was first introduced by Canon in January during CES 2011. It is an entry level model designed for small office/home office use, alongside the Pixma MX410. We have already reviewed the leading flagship inkjet out of the bunch, the Pixma MX882, and the inkjet that is one step down from it, the Pixma MX420. Now we will take a look at the MX360. This fourin-one can print, scan, copy, and fax and connects to a computer via HighSpeed USB 2.0 (note that the MX410 has wireless connectivity). It has an automatic document feeder that can fit up to 30 sheets and a 100sheet rear feed tray