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What is hot desking?
Hot desking is a work space sharing model in which employees outnumber desks. In some such environments, each work station has its own computer and the worker logs into a virtual desktop.
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What is a software?
the programs and other operating information used by a computer.
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What is open source software?
Open source software is software whose source code is available for modification or enhancement by anyone. "Source code" is the part of software that most computer users don't ever see.
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What is proprietary software?
Proprietary software is software that is owned by an individual or a company (usually the one that developed it). There are almost always major restrictions on its use, and its source code is almost always kept secret.
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What is a multi-user licence?
The software can be installed on a fixed number of machines
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What is a licence by use?
software can be installed on many machines but only used by a fixed number of people at one time.
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What is a site licence?
software can be used on all computers on one site.
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What are the advantages of open source software?
no licensing fees, unlimited copying of the software, can open and save files in many formats.
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What are the disadvantages of open source software?
The software may not be acceptable which is put on by other people, therefore phishing or hacking can occur, If the website fails, then work will be lost and deleted, or they could introduce a price.
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