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Friday, 13 April 2018

Free Vs Paid Softwares Vs Open Source Softwares



In this article, I am will enlighten you regarding Free Vs Paid Softwares Vs Open Source Softwares. What are these and what's the essential contrast between them? Along these lines, it will clear a portion of your perplexity. 


Free Software

Free Softwares are free of cost available Softwares. That you can download freely and use them without paying any amount. Free Software means the user is allowed to run and can redistribute freely and sometimes modify accordingly.  Example of GIMP, HitFilm, etc.


Paid Software

As understood by name, Paid Softwares are those for those we have to pay some money to use them. Paid Softwares means the user is allowed to run freely after paying some amount and cannot modify it. Some paid Softwares are also available for free trials to continue to use one has to pay for it. Example- Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.



Open Source Software

Open Source Softwares are Softwares of those source code is available to all. Open Source Softwares means the user is allowed to modify freely and can redistribute. But the confusion is that Free Softwares and Open Source Softwares are same. 

NO both are different. Free Softwares are free of cost and it is not necessary Source Code is available but Open Source Softwares can be Free or Paid but Source code will be available in both cases.


Free Vs Paid Softwares Vs Open Source Softwares

For example - Android- It is an Open Source Software and a Free Software But Google makes money by charging some licensing fee. But as it's Source Code is available after paying the phone manufacturer can modify it accordingly.




Summary

Free Softwares are free of cost Softwares you can use it freely whereas Paid Softwares are those for those you have to pay some to use them. Open Source Softwares can be Free or Paid but Source code will be available in both conditions.

When the source code of a Free software is available then it is Free Open Source Software whereas the source code of a Paid software is available then it is Paid Open Source Software.

Hope you will understand what is a Free Software, Paid Software, and Open Source Software. And what's the difference between them?  Much thanks to you for going to.

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