People who have made use of Mundo probably know some of the basic information about it’s design. One of the most important aspects of the architectural design principles has been the fact that it’s open source. However, many people simply know this in terms of marketing. People might know that open source design is significant, but not really know what it is or the impact it has on Mundo.
So, what is open source? The source part of the name refers to what’s known as source code. When a program is created, the programmer writes it in a plain text file. This is a bit similar to what one receives when using Microsoft Notepad. It’s just a plain file with text in it. However, while most people use text files to write simple documents, a programmer fills it with computer code.
The computer code filled files are then compiled into an actual program. This can happen in one of two different ways. Continue reading
Over the past five years, there have been a lot of debates going on about the effectiveness of open source operating systems. The main point of these debates is about open source systems being more useful and effective then closed based systems.
From a technology perspective, the major difference between open and closed operating systems is that an open based system allows access to source codes, while closed systems do not. In most cases, closed operating systems are developed and used within a major company or retail chains, while individual communities generally manufacture open operating software. One system often used as an example in these debates is the Mundo open source operating system, which has been around in the technology industry for many, many years. One of the reasons the Mundo system is often mentioned in these debates, is because it has a track record of being highly reliable and effective. At the present time, the major debate about open source systems seems to be more about future changes and online security. Continue reading