Computer Fundamentals Questions and Answers – Open Source Software

This set of Computer Fundamentals Multiple Choice Questions & Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Open Source Software”.

1. A software that can be freely accessed and modified.
a) Synchronous Software
b) Package Software
c) OSS
d) Middleware
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Answer: c
Explanation: Software refers to a collection of programs. OSS stands for Open Source Software. It can be freely accessed, edited and modified according to our needs.

2. Open Source Software can be used for commercial purpose.
a) True
b) False
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Answer: a
Explanation: The statement is true. The definition of open source guarantees the use of open source software for commercial purposes. It is commercial but not proprietary.

3. PNG is a _________
a) image format
b) file format
c) internet format
d) html format
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Answer: a
Explanation: PNG is an image format. It stands for portable network graphics. PNG supports palette based images.

4. OSI stands for?
a) Open Source Index
b) Open Source Image
c) Open Source Initiative
d) Open Source Instant
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Answer: c
Explanation: OSI is open source initiative. It is a leading authority on OSS. OSS is a computer software distributed along with its source code.

5. Which of the following is not an open source software?
a) LibreOffice
b) Microsoft Office
c) GNU image manipulation
d) MySQL
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Answer: b
Explanation: MS-office is not open source software since its source code isn’t shared publicly. Others like Libre office, MySQL are open source softwares through which is distributed along with its source code.

6. The users must agree to the _______ terms and agreements when they use an open source software.
a) System
b) License
c) Community
d) Programmer
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Answer: b
Explanation: The users must agree to the license terms and agreement in order to access an open source software. There is a limitation of OSS that the users cannot modify the terms and conditions of any software.

7. Which of the following is not a downside of OSS?
a) Lack of personalized support
b) Restricted choice
c) No warranty
d) Multiple choices
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Answer: d
Explanation: An OSS is nothing but an open source software. It has restricted choices, i.e., there are fewer choices available for open source. Also, speed of change is an important downside, since the software keeps on updating itself, we cannot ensure if it is compatible with other applications.

8. An example of a web design OSS.
a) Nvu
b) KOffice
c) AbiWorld
d) Open Office
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Answer: a
Explanation: Nvu is an example of an open source software for web designing. Others like KOffice, Open Office and AbiWorld are OSS examples for Office Automation.

9. An image editor similar to Adobe Photoshop.
a) Nvu
b) Open Office
c) Bluefish
d) GIMPshop
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Answer: d
Explanation: GIMPshop is an image editor similar to adobe photoshop. Nvu is intended for those with no technical expertise.

10. An OSS for communication purpose.
a) Virtue Mart
b) Drupal
c) Pidgin
d) ZenCart
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Answer: c
Explanation: Pidgin is used for Free Instant Messaging(IIM) client. Virtue mart and emart are for e-commerce purpose. Drupal is for content management.

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