Monday, 27 August 2012

Top 3 Linux distributions


Linux is a UNIX like computer operating system and is most widely used free and open source software.
Linux was originally developed as a free operating system for Intel x-86 based personal computers. Today, the top 10 super computers uses linux as its operating environment with little change in its structure.Since Linux comes under free and open source software, its underlying source code is freely available, can be modified and redistributed under GNU GPL licence.Programmers all over the world contribute to the development of various Linux projects.

Some of the Linux versions are here.. and the best thing is you can try all of these free of cost.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Open source/Free software

1. Linux

Linux is the name of popular computer operating system. It is not only freely available, but also its underlying source code is available to all and anyone can freely openly use it, modify it and redistribute it.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Terminology and definitions.

Terminology and definitions --open source software.

1. OSS and FLOSS.

OSS refers to open source software, which refers to software whose source code is available to customers and it can be modified and redistributed without any limitations.

Open source definition and distribution terms.

Open Source definition.

Broadly, the term 'open source software' is used to refer to those categories of software/programs whose licences do not impose any conditions. Such software, generally, give users freedom to run/use the software for any purpose, to study and modify the programs, and to redistribute copies of either the original or modified program.

What is important to know here is that in Open source software, the source code is freely available to the customer.