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

Name                   : Tan Jia Yun
Class                     : 4C3
IC Number           : 951023-07-5464
Group Members : Tham Mun Fai,Liew Kai Xian,Heng Cheat Yee

1.0 Introduction
Meaning 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 that enables the computer to function.
2. Application software: Includes programs that do real work for users. For   example, word processors, spreadsheets, and database management systems fall under the category of applications software.
2.0 The Latest Open Source Operating System (OS)
2.1 Meaning of Open Source OS  
Open Source Operating System is the most important program that runs on a computer that is free to use, change, and improve the software, and to redistribute it in modified or unmodified forms. Every general-purpose computer must have an operating system to run other programs. Operating systems perform basic tasks, such as recognizing input from the keyboard, sending output to the display screen, keeping track of files and directories on the disk, and controlling peripheral devices...


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