Application Software types
The operating system and application software
are available in two forms. They are:
1. Free and Open source
2. Paid and Proprietary Software
1. Free and Open
Free and open software is available at free of
cost and can be shared to many end users. Free software is editable and
customizable by the user and this leads to updation or development of new software. Examples of
Free and Open source software: LINUX, Open office, Operating System, Geogebra
2. Paid and
There is software that is to be paid to use
either permanently or temporarily, these types of software are paid and need a
license to use it.
The Open Source Initiative (OSI)
is an organization dedicated to promote Open Source Software.
The license of the software would not be
provided unless it is purchased. Similarly the end users are legally prohibited
to steal the software program or to use the pirated version of the Paid and
Proprietary Software. Some of the examples of Paid & Proprietary Software are:
Windows, Microsoft office, Adobe Photoshop, etc.