Open Source.. why?

quiana

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Hello, my name is Quiana. I am new to tech. I understand that open source means that software can be modified, but my question is why would someone want to change an operating system?
 

Trotter

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The ability to customize it or even improve it. Plus open source usually means free to the public. Not to mention that many open source applications and/or operating systems have huge followings of people who work to make it better whereas a closed source, like Microsoft or Apple, only has their own people who have access to the code.
 
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