• Source Code Software License Program
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    What is open source The basic idea behind open source is very simple. When programmers on the Internet can read, redistribute, and modify the source for a piece of software, it evolves. People improve it, people adapt it, people fix bugs. The open-source community have learned that this rapid evolutionary process produces better software than the traditional closed model, in which only a very few programmers can see source and everybody else must blindly use an opaque block of bits. Open source ...
  • Open Source Good And Bad
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    Open Source: Good and Bad Introduction: In the following paper I will be discussing the use of open source software as part of a larger project. Example uses of this include incorporating existing publicly available source code within another piece of software. Because the term open source has such broad implications, I will attempt to explain it within the context of this paper. Open source code comes with many different licenses such as GPL, BSD, and MIT. I will describe the most popular licen...
  • Microsoft A Modern Monopoly
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    Many have asked the question of whether Microsoft has turned into a monopoly of the high technology and software industry. This question is an easy one to answer, yes it is. Over the years, Microsoft has used its wealth and influence over the software industry to pull away from the competition by threatening competitors of withdrawing contracts and software deals. This is how Microsoft has grown to become a modern monopoly. Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson presided over the case and at the end of a...
  • Y2k Bug Year 2000
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    The year 2000 problem could have been completely prevented had some early people envisioned the degree to which the microprocessor would change our lives. Surely, no one would have thought that in the early days of EN IAC that everything from your alarm clock to your car would be computerized. Even the IT managers of the 80's could not be blamed: The disk space savings from dropping the two digits of the date over 100 Million Records would represent almost 200 Megabytes! Space requirements aside...
  • The Future Of Open Source
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    A system without a display, for example, could discourage the development of graphical applications, or if it were difficult for several people to interact with the same application this could discourage some educational uses. Moreover, Fano noted that after a system starts to develop in a particular direction, work in this direction is preferred and it accelerates the development in this direction. As a result, "the inherent characteristics of a time-sharing system may well have long-lasting ef...
  • Making Utilities For Ms Dos
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    Making Utilities for MS-DOS Michael Sokolov English 4 Mr. SiedleckiFebruary 1, 1996 Making Utilities for MS-DOS These days, when computers play an important role in virtually all aspects of our life, the issue of concern to many programmers is Microsoft's hiding of technical documentation. Microsoft is by far the most important system software developer. There can be no argument about that. Microsoft's MS-DOS operating system has become a de facto standard (IBM's PC-DOS is actually a licensed v...
  • Linux Operating System
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    LINUX One of the up and coming server operating systems is Linux. In an article from CNET News on July 24, 2000, a new study has identified Linux as being a significant threat to Microsoft in the server market over the next few years. What is Linux and how is it making its impact on the server industry? This paper will answer these questions. Linux - What is it? Linux is a free Unix-type operating system originally created by Linus Torvalds along with other developers in the industry. Linux is a...
  • E Business Omparison Of The Dell And Compaq Websites
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    E-Business A comparison of the Websites for Dell and Compaq Computers Introduction e-Business: The conduct of business with the assistance of telecommunications equipment and the Internet e-Commerce: The conduct of commerce: transactions having the objective of supplying commodities, goods and services on the Internet. I believe the terms e-Commerce and IBM's coined term e-Business are interchangeable and mean essentially the same thing. These definitions I believe, will allow the most effective...